Monthly Archives: January 2019


KATS Minister conducts a working visit to FRIM

16 January 2019 (Wednesday) – The Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATS), Dr Xavier Jayakumar, has conducted his first working visit to Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong, this morning. He who was accompanied by the KATS Deputy Secretary General (Land and Natural Resources), Dato' Suhaimi Mamat and the Biodiversity Management and Forestry Under Secretary, Dato' Wan Mazlan Wan Mahmood. Abd Latif (left) discussing with Xavier at the briefing session. From left: Marzalina, Amiruddin, Abd Latif, Xavier, Faizal, Suhaimi and Mohd Adnan during the MOU document exchange.  The Minister was greeted by FRIM Director General [...]

KATS Minister conducts a working visit to FRIM2019-01-18T10:12:45+00:00

FRIM keeps vintage timber engineering machine working

3 January 2019 (Thursday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) manages to keep its vintage timber engineering device, the Buckton universal testing machine, working with some modification. The 97-year-old machine, believed to be the only remaining unit in the world, is still in good working condition today thanks to the brilliance of Dr Mohamad Omar Mohamad Khaidzir, who heads the FRIM Timber Engineering Laboratory (TEL). ​ Mohamad Omar and the computerised Buckton universal testing machine.  Mohamad Omar explaining about the research conducted at TEL to visitors.  With his passion in software writing and electronics, Mohamad Omar created a computerised [...]

FRIM keeps vintage timber engineering machine working2019-01-11T15:44:45+00:00
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