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23 April 2018 (Monday) - Nearly 100 volunteers comprising Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) staff and students from Universiti Kuala Lumpur British Malaysian Institute (UniKL BMI) gathered at FRIM yesterday for the FRIM Earth Day celebration. UniKL BMI students lining up for registration. In line with this year's theme, "End Plastic Pollution", FRIM also relaunched its 'Say No to Plastics and Polystyrene' campaign. The official ceremony, held at Dataran FRIM, was officiated by Deputy Director General (Operations) Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah who reminded everyone of the importance of doing their part daily in contributing towards this effort. Far [...]
17 April 2018 (Tuesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) had organised a Biodiversity Talk, themed “Conservation of Mammals in Malaysia” yesterday at FRIM Auditorium. Two well-known fauna experts Dr Lim Boo Liat and Prof. Dato’ Dr Tajuddin Abdullah presented the Khali Aziz launching the seminar. topics, ‘My research experience from 1947 to date’ and ‘Biodiversity, biogeography and evolution’ respectively. Lim (left) and Tajuddin delivering their presentations respectively. Lim, a former zoologist for the Institute for Medical Research (IMR), is regarded as a pioneer in the field of zoology in Malaysia. He has dedicated his professional life [...]
12 April 10 2018 (Thursday) - The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)’s history is closely linked to a unique tree species called gutta percha or nyatoh taban merah tree which was once very valuable to the British Government. The high demand and extreme exploitation of this tree forced the British Government to initiate forest management and forestry research in British Malaya at the end of the 19th century, which evolved and eventually resulted in the establishment of FRIM in 1985. Leafy shoots of gutta percha. Latex of the species was highly sought-after to be used as the insulating material [...]
5 April 2018 (Thursday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General (DG) Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod created history once again when a newly-discovered plant species found in Terengganu was named after him. Brownlowia latifiana or ‘dungun latif’ from the Malvaceae-Brownlowioideae family was discovered by FRIM researchers during a botanical expedition in Jerangau Forest Reserve (FR), Terengganu in 2009. Dungun latif tree at its natural habitat. The species was named after Abd Latif in recognition of his contribution in obtaining RM7.6 million fund for the ‘Safeguarding the Forest Plant Diversity of Peninsular Malaysia Project’ under the Ninth [...]
4 April 2018 (Wednesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) celebrated its International Day of Forests (IDF) and established ‘Taman Sinonim’ at the FRIM Research Station in Selandar (SPF Selandar), Melaka, yesterday. Marzalina (left) and Abd Latif delivering their speeches. FRIM Director General (DG) Dato’ Dr Abd Latif Mohmod officiated the event by planting a melaka tree (Phyllanthus emblica). A total of 66 saplings from 33 species with local names that are synonymous with names of places in Melaka were planted at Taman Sinonim by 80 representatives from FRIM and local communities including schools, higher learning institutes, villages as [...]
30 March 2018 (Friday)- Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to work together in ensuring the safety and quality of traditional herbal products or raw herbal materials marketed in the country. During the MOU Signing Ceremony held at Licuala Meeting Room. Director General (DG) Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod represented FRIM in signing the MOU while KKM was represented by Health DG Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. In the collaboration, FRIM would be responsible for providing exposure to the local industry on the importance of [...]