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Keladan, among the oldest planted forest trees at FRIM

22 January 2018 (Monday) - The oldest planted forest trees at Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) are over 100 years of age, older even than the existence of the institute. Based on the records and publications on FRIM's history, an area in Kepong (Field 12) was cleared for non-systematic trial planting from December 1910 until 1912. Among the species were kapur (Dryobalanops aromatica) and keladan (D. oblongifolia) of Dipterocarpaceae. Abd Latif posing for a picture with the tree. Recently, FRIM Director General Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod and the Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System Branch (RSGI) staff led [...]

Keladan, among the oldest planted forest trees at FRIM2018-05-16T10:33:31+00:00

FRIM DG announces appointment of new Deputy DG

15 January 2018 (Monday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General (DG) Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod announced the appointment of Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah as the new FRIM Deputy DG (Operations) at the institute’s first monthly assembly on 10 January. FRIM staff pledging to strengthen integrity in their services. He also announced the promotion of Dr Nor Azah Mohamad Ali who headed the Herbal Products Development Programme since 1 March 2009 as the new Natural Products Division Director. Abd Latif delivering his speech at the assembly. The Deputy DG (Operations) post was previously held by [...]

FRIM DG announces appointment of new Deputy DG2018-05-17T09:22:38+00:00

FRIM to expand furniture testing scopes for quality assurance

12 January 2018 (Friday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia’s (FRIM) Furniture Laboratory Testing (FTL), the first in Asia to be accredited by the Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) from the United Kingdom (UK), will enhance its testing scopes in line with the latest quality assurance requirements for local products. A group picture of FTL staff led by Dr Khairul Awang (fourth from right) and FIRA engineer Bruce Lovell (fifth from right) at the FTL building. FRIM Director General Dato’ Dr Abd Latif Mohmod said FTL was established since 1989 to help local furniture manufacturers improve the quality of their [...]

FRIM to expand furniture testing scopes for quality assurance2018-05-16T10:38:44+00:00

FRIM, DBKL record Bukit Nanas plant species

5 January 2018 (Friday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) have done the plant inventory for Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve in Kuala Lumpur and the research findings were published in a scientific journal recently. Botanists conducting flora inventory. Norzielawati (left) and Imin Kamin collecting specimens. The forest reserve is the only remaining green lung in the country’s capital city. From 2015 to 2016, FRIM botanical team led by Syazwani Azeman dan Norzielawati Salleh  conducted monthly visits to the area to record the flora biodiversity. The year-long survey found a total of 425 species within [...]

FRIM, DBKL record Bukit Nanas plant species2018-05-16T10:40:10+00:00
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