FRIM appoints new division directors

23 June 2021 (Wednesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) announced the appointment of several new division directors following the retirement of several directors recently. On 31 May, FRIM Director General (DG) Dr Ismail Parlan handed over the letter of appointment to Wan Zahiri Wan Yaacob as the new Director of Technical Services Division effective 1 June. Also present was FRIM Human Resources Director Mohd Asmawee Ismail. Wan Zahiri took over the position from Mahmudin Saleh who was previously the Director of technical services as well as the innovation and commercialisation divisions. From left: Mohd Asmawee, Ismail [...]

FRIM appoints new division directors2021-06-30T13:18:12+08:00

FRIM plants trees, celebrate environment day

5 June 2021 (Saturday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General (DG) Dr Ismail Parlan and his wife Norazian Adam planted mulberry, putat, kaffir lime and key lime trees in their yard in Rawang this morning in conjunction with World Environment Day celebration. FRIM staff and family members also planted trees today. They included Forestry Biotechnology Director Dr Mohd Zaki Abdullah; Administration Director Liza Ismail; FRIM Research Station in Bidor (SPF Bidor) Coordinator Dr Ang Lai Hoe; Dr Sharmiza Adnan (FRIM Product Certification Services Managing Director); Nik Azyyati Abdul Kadir (Environmental Education Branch); Amrah Toha (DG Office); Rashidah Hasnim [...]

FRIM plants trees, celebrate environment day2021-06-25T09:05:11+08:00

Ismail Parlan, the Fifth FRIM DG

10 May 2021 (Monday) - Dr Ismail Parlan has been appointed as the fifth Director General (DG) of Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) effective 30 April 2021. He was the Forestry and Environment Division Director before replacing Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah who has retired. Ismail started his career at FRIM as a Research Officer on 16 August 1996 in the field of management and conservation of wetland forest ecosystems, especially peat swamp forests in Malaysia. Ismail obtained his PhD from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 2009 and  Masters (Forest Management) from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 2001. He graduated [...]

Ismail Parlan, the Fifth FRIM DG2021-05-11T19:55:59+08:00

FRIM celebrates achievements, give appreciation to staff

22 April 2021 (Thursday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) held the FRIM 2020 Awards Ceremony and ‘Jasamu Dikenang‘ Ceremony on 8 April to celebrate outstanding staff for their achievements in various fields as well as to honour retirees and those about to retire for their service and contributions. The ceremony held at the FRIM Auditorium and by tele-conference was officiated by FRIM Director General (DG) Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah. Also present, Deputy Director General (Research) Dr Norwati Muhammad. Khali Aziz (left) delivering the opening speech and Gan speaking on behalf of the retirees. Mohd Ghazali (left) and [...]

FRIM celebrates achievements, give appreciation to staff2021-04-30T10:59:41+08:00

FRIM sets another MBR, for Malay TK project

20 April 2021 (Tuesday) - The Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) has presented another new record certificate for Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) to Director General (DG) Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah yesterday, this time for ‘Most number of Malay Traditional Practitioners interviewed for Traditional Knowledge (TK) on Medicinal Plants’. The records is for the project ‘Pendokumentasian Secara Komprehensif Pengetahuan Tradisi Melayu berkaitan Tumbuhan Ubatan di Semenanjung Malaysia’, funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry (MAFI). Jwan Heah (left) presenting the MBR certificate to Khali Aziz. From left: Toh, Jwan Heah, Khali Aziz, Norini and Nik Musaadah [...]

FRIM sets another MBR, for Malay TK project2021-05-24T11:01:45+08:00

FRIM, FELCRA Cooperation collaborate in dissemination of R&D findings

9 April 2021 (Friday) - Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) has signed a collaboration agreement with the Rancangan FELCRA Gugusan Bayai Berhad Cooperation (KPRFGB) to disseminate the Institute’s research and development (R&D) findings to boost the income of the B40 group among the cooperation’s members. An documents exchange session between the two parties was held on 6 April in Kampung Serting Ulu, Simpang Pertang Negeri Sembilan in conjunction with the inauguration of ‘Merakyatkan Hasil R&D FRIM melalui Pemindahan Teknologi bagi Projek Penanaman Herba Terpilih Secara Sistem Selingan untuk Penghasilan Produk Berkualiti Tinggi’ Progamme by FRIM Deputy Director General (Research) Dr [...]

FRIM, FELCRA Cooperation collaborate in dissemination of R&D findings2021-04-23T12:21:31+08:00

FRIM organises biodiversity-related training module refinement workshop

31 March 2021 (Wednesday) - FRIM conducted a Workshop on Refinement of Teachers’ Training Module Related to Biodiversity for the ‘Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into Public Education System through Training of Teachers’ Project yesterday at Licuala Meeting Room as well as via virtual conferencing. FRIM has been appointed as the executor for the pilot project initiated by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) and funded by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB). Noor Azlin speaking at the workshop. Group picture of organisers, the participants and Noor Azlin (seated, middle). The workshop was chaired by FRIM Deputy [...]

FRIM organises biodiversity-related training module refinement workshop2021-04-23T08:29:00+08:00

PM launches Malaysian Forestry Policy at KBG FRIM

21 March 2021 (Sunday) - Prime Minister YAB Tan Sri Dato 'Muhyiddin Yassin has launched the Malaysian Forestry Policy in conjunction with the National Level International Day of Forests Celebration at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Kepong Botanical Garden (KBG) this morning. The Malaysian Forestry Policy outlines a clear direction including pragmatic strategies and action plans in meeting the new challenges of the forestry sector at the domestic and international levels. Muhyiddin delivering his speech. Muhyiddin and Shamsul looking at the Malaysian Forestry Policy book. It is an inclusive policy that takes into account the interests [...]

PM launches Malaysian Forestry Policy at KBG FRIM2021-03-24T17:11:39+08:00

Norwati appointed as the new FRIM’s Research DDG

4 February 2021 (Thursday) - Dr Norwati Muhammad has been appointed as the Deputy Director General (DDG) (Research) of Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) effective today, replacing Dato' Dr Marzalina Mansor who retired yesterday. Norwati obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology (1989) and Master of Science in Genetics (1994) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). She earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Forest Genetics from University of Reading, United Kingdom in 2000 and started working at FRIM as a research officer in January 1990. Norwati, FRIM’s new DDG (Research). Mohd Zaki (above) and Farah Fazwa heading Forestry [...]

Norwati appointed as the new FRIM’s Research DDG2021-02-23T08:46:57+08:00

DG launches FRIM’s Greening Malaysia Programme

11 January 2021 (Monday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General (DG) Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah launched the institute’s level Malaysia Greening Programme - 100 Million Tree-Planting Campaign at the FRIM Monthly Assembly this morning. He planted a tongkat ali (Eurycoma longifolia) tree to mark the occasion. Also present to plant trees were Deputy DG (Research) Dato’ Dr Marzalina Mansor and Deputy DG (Operations) Dr Noor Azlin Yahya. Khali Aziz (left) and Noor Azlin delivering their respective speeches. FRIM staff pledging to protect and strengthen public service integrity. In his speech, Khali Aziz said FRIM aims [...]

DG launches FRIM’s Greening Malaysia Programme2021-01-22T10:45:47+08:00
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