Monthly Archives: February 2018


FRIM joins NIES international forum

26 February 2018 (Monday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) researchers had participated in the 3rd International Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia organised by National Institute for Environmental Studies ( Ismail delivering the keynote address. NIES), Japan on 23–24 January in Kuala Lumpur. The forum aimed to propel national and regional stakeholders including governments, private sector, citizens and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) towards meeting the global commitments, especially those related to climate change, waste management, biodiversity, environmental risks, and the well-being of society in general. FRIM Deputy Director General (Research) Dr Ismail Harun delivered the keynote address entitled, ‘Sustainable [...]

FRIM joins NIES international forum2018-05-16T10:25:01+08:00

WUF9 participants visit FRIM

20 February 2018 (Tuesday) - A total of 65 participants of the 9th World Urban Forum (WUF9) visited the FRIM campus in Kepong on 10 and 11 February. The aim of the visit was to highlight FRIM as one of the best urban greenery in Malaysia. From left- group photographs of the participants on 10 and 11 February. The participants from 16 countries were greeted by the Malaysia Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) Environmental Management and Climate Change Assistant Secretary, Mohd Azuwan Abdullah; and FRIM Corporate Communication Head Toh An Nee. The second group who visited FRIM [...]

WUF9 participants visit FRIM2019-02-10T00:34:59+08:00

DG helps FRIM obtain 33rd MBR for 33rd anniversary

19 February 2018 (Monday) – Five Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) recognitions received by the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General (DG), Dato’ Dr Abd Latif Mohmod, has accomplished the institute’s target to attain 33 MBR in conjunction with its 33rd anniversary this year. Abd Latif posing with the five MBR certificates awarded. On 2 February, Abd Latif received two MBR certificates from MBR Chief Operating Officer Christopher Wong at the FRIM Inc. launching ceremony.    Earlier in January, MBR Deputy General Manager Mohamad Alex Edward presented three MBR certificates to Abd Latif at the DG’s office. The five [...]

DG helps FRIM obtain 33rd MBR for 33rd anniversary2019-05-08T08:16:24+08:00

FRIM VIC, Research Gallery closed for Chinese New Year

From left: FRIM Research Gallery and VIC. 14 February 2018 (Wednesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Research Gallery and Visitor Information Centre (VIC) will be closed on 16-18 February 2018, in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration. The FRIM jogging tracks, picnic area and Kepong Botanic Gardens will remain open for visitors.The campus is open from 5.30am to 7.30pm, with the last entry at 6.30pm. Meanwhile, both VIC and the gallery will also be closed during the following celebrations: Celebration Dates Hari Raya Aidilfitri 15-18 June 2018 Hari Raya Aidiladha 22–26 August 2018 National Day 30 August–2 [...]

FRIM VIC, Research Gallery closed for Chinese New Year2018-05-16T10:27:48+08:00

FRIM helps restore Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman

13 February 2018 (Tuesday) – Few people know that Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) was actively involved in the restoration of Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman, a lovely traditional Malay House which has become one of the main tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur. FRIM researchers, Dr Khairul Awang and Dr Mohd Tamizi (right), posing for picture during a visit in 2017. Rated 4.5 star by TripAdvisor, the house is believed to have been built some 90 years before it was moved to the garden of the Heritage of Malaysia Trust (Badan Warisan Malaysia, BWM) premises near Bukit Bintang from Kampung [...]

FRIM helps restore Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman2018-05-22T10:49:16+08:00

FRIM fire protection lab ensures public fire safety

29 January 2018 (Monday) – The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Fire Protection Laboratory (FPL) is the oldest laboratory established since 1979 in the country to conduct research on wood and wood products resistance against fire for the safety and protection of lives and properties. Mohd Radzi (far left) and other invited guests during the FPL furnace launching. The FRIM FPL has been recognised as being First Fire Protection Laboratory by the Malaysia Book of Records on 24 September 2012. FRIM Director General Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod said, “This laboratory has been a pioneer in the fire-performance testing [...]

FRIM fire protection lab ensures public fire safety2019-02-10T00:34:56+08:00