KATS Minister conducts a working visit to FRIM

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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

FRIM, a centre of reference for insect taxonomic studies

28 December 2018 (Friday) – With its rich collection of insects, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has become a centre of reference for insect taxonomic studies by scientists locally and internationally. The FRIM Entomology Branch, which manages the Entomological Reference Collection, also provides insect identification services for the industry and government agencies. The reference collection consists of approximately 600,000 specimens, of which 10,000 have been identified to species. It also holds 187 holotypes and nearly 1,000 paratypes donated by taxonomists working on the specimens. Entomologists, Veronica Khoo (left) and Ong Su Ping, examining some of the insect specimens.  [...]

FRIM, a centre of reference for insect taxonomic studies2019-01-11T15:41:13+00:00

FRIM tests formaldehyde, in line with international regulations

26 December 2018 (Wednesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has taken proactive measures to become a recognised testing body for formaldehyde emission based on international certification/regulatory schemes to help local industry players in overcoming market barriers imposed by importing countries. Most wood panel products use synthetic resin such as urea formaldehyde (UF), phenol formaldehyde (PF) and melamine urea formaldehyde as adhesive material. However, the toxic and colourless formaldehyde has been categorised as a carcinogenic substance by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Union (EU). Hence, importing countries has imposed strict regulations and standards on wood products to ensure [...]

FRIM tests formaldehyde, in line with international regulations2018-12-27T16:22:24+00:00

FRIM joins tree planting to conserve firefly habitat in Kuala Selangor

24 December 2018 (Monday) – A team of researchers from the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Entomology Branch participated in a sago (Metroxylon sagu) tree planting programme at Tanjung Beluntas located just across the river from Kampung Kuantan Firefly Jetty on 8 December 2018. The programme, organised by the Land/District Office in collaboration with the Standing Committee of Environment and Green Technology, was officiated by Kuala Selangor District Officer, Tuan Shamsul Shahril Badzila Mohd Noor. Kuala Selangor District Officer Shamsul Shahril Badzila (third from right) officiated the tree planting programme with Mukim Pasangan Village Head  Mohd Rizan Haron [...]

FRIM joins tree planting to conserve firefly habitat in Kuala Selangor2018-12-26T09:20:24+00:00

FRIM pass application, renewal starts 3 January 2019

18 December 2018 (Tuesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) recreational pass and car stickers for 2019 will be available for application and renewal at the FRIM Facility Unit counters starting 3 January 2019. For renewal, applicants will only need to bring their old pass and make payment at the counter. New applicants have to bring along one passport-sized photograph, fill out the forms (borang permohonan pas riadah and/ or permohonan pelekat kenderaan) and make payment. Only Malaysian citizens are eligible to apply. Notices on the pass renewal have been put up at several strategic locations.  A visitor enjoying a [...]

FRIM pass application, renewal starts 3 January 20192019-01-11T11:52:58+00:00

FRIM gets two more MBR recognitions

12 December 2018 (Wednesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has received two more Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) certificates this morning. This time, the certificates were for FRIM as the 'First Forest Research Institute in Malaysia' and for the FRIM Director General (DG), Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod as the ‘First Forest Researcher appointed as Chairman of the Association of Asia-Pacific Forest Institutions (APAFRI) for a third time’. Abd Latif (right) receiving the MBR certificates presented by Mohamad Alex. Abd Latif with five MBR certificates he received earlier. The certificates were presented by Mohamad Alex Edward, [...]

FRIM gets two more MBR recognitions2018-12-14T19:01:02+00:00

FRIM objects to degazettement of Bukit Lagong FR

10 December 2018 (Monday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has submitted its views and objections to the proposed degazettement and development of parts of the Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve (FR) in Gombak. The official response was sent to the Selangor State Forestry Department (FD) on 6 December. “We have been contacted by the media and civil society since 23 November to make our stand on this issue. Some of our visitors are accusing FRIM of being involved in the proposed degazettement. Some even thought that our decision to close off our Rover Track in 2016 was to make way for [...]

FRIM objects to degazettement of Bukit Lagong FR2018-12-13T14:50:44+00:00

FRIM DG re-elected as APAFRI Chairman for 3rd time

29 November 2018 (Thursday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General (DG) Dato’ Dr Abd Latif Mohmod, has been unanimously re-elected to the Chair of the Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions (APAFRI) Executive Committee for another term from 2018 to 2021. Abd Latif delivering his speech.  Attendees of the APAFRI General Assembly posing for a group photograph.  APAFRI announced the decision at its Eighth General Assembly held in Putrajaya, Malaysia, today. The FRIM DG was first elected as the Chair during the APAFRI’s Fifth General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur in 2009 and again in Guangzhou, [...]

FRIM DG re-elected as APAFRI Chairman for 3rd time2018-12-01T07:05:40+00:00

FRIM organises tech talk

28 November 2018 (Wednesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) organised a FRIM Technology Talk themed, 'Sustainable Forestry: Innovations and Solutions', at the Kinta Riverfront Hotel in Ipoh yesterday. The programme officiated by FRIM Director General (DG) Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod aimed to highlight the results and output of FRIM research and development (R&D) projects, serve the needs of stakeholders in the field of forestry and forest products in general as well as provide solutions and share information.  Abd Latif speaking at the opening ceremony while Khali Aziz (far left) and Samsudin look on.  Samsudin (left) and [...]

FRIM organises tech talk2018-12-04T16:44:25+00:00
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