Dr Ismail Parlan

Dr Ismail Haji Parlan
FRIM Director General
E-mail​:​ ​ismailp[at]frim.gov.my

  • PhD, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 2009
  • Masters (Forest Management),Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 2001
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Forestry), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 1996
  • Research Officer FRIM in the field of management and conservation of wetland forest ecosystems, especially peat swamp forests in Malaysia, 1996 
  • A representative of FRIM and the country for international forums such as;
    • The International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC, ITTO)
    • United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
    • Asia Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC)
    • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Experts Group on Illegal Logging and Associated Trade (EGILAT)
    • The Sino-ASEAN Network of Forestry Research Institutes (SANFRI) under the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet).
  • A Board Member and has also served as the Honorary Treasurer of the Malaysian Forestry Institute (IRIM)
  • An Alternate Member of the Board of Directors of the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) and Johor National Park Corporation (JNPC)
  • Awarded the Pingat Setia-Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (S.I.S.), 2017

Dr Norwati Muhammad
FRIM Deputy Director General (Research)
E-mail: norwati[at]frim.gov.my

  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Forest Genetics from University of Reading, United Kingdom, 2000
  • Master of Science in Genetics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 1994
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 1989
  • Research Officer FRIM, 1990
  • A member of the myGMO national advisory panel
  • A committee member for the curriculum for the Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences of Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • A council member of the Genetics Society of Malaysia, 2002
  • A member of the Genetic Modification Advisory Committee (GMAC), 2012

Dr Noor Azlin Yahya
FRIM Deputy Director General (Operations)
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
E-mail: azlin[at]frim.gov.my

  • PhD (Forest Recreation Management), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia – 1999.
  • M.Sc. (Resource Management and Policy), State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York, U.S.A – 1987.
  • B.Sc. (Hons), Biology, Doane College, Crete, Nebraska, U.S.A – 1985.
  • International Certification:
    • Certified Arborist (International Society of Arboriculture), U.S.A.
    • Certified Environmental Educator (University of South Africa), South Africa
    • Certified Playground Safety Inspector (National Recreation and Park Association), U.S.A.
  • World Urban Parks Asia Pacific (WUP-AP). Committee member, February 2020 to present.
  • World Urban Parks (WUP). Executive board member, 2014-2018.
  • International Federation of Parks and Recreation Administration (IFPRA).  Vice President of Executive Committee 2012 and Malaysian Commissioner, 2006-2014.
  • Group 6.01: Forest Recreation, Landscape and Nature Conservation, International Union of Forest Research Organisation (IUFRO).  Deputy Coordinator  of A6.01.02-Social Aspects of Recreation  and Tourism.  Officer, 2005-2020.
  • FAO International Collaborative Committee on Urban and Peri-urban Forestry (UPF). 2008 to present.
  • Best of Both Worlds Conference on Environmental Education involving organisations in Malaysia, South Africa, Brazil and the United States. Member of organizing and scientific committee, 2005 to present.
  • Malaysian Parks, Recreation and Amenity Society (MyParks). President, 2019-2021.
  • Playground Safety Association Malaysia (PSAM). Vice President, 2018-2020.
  • Malaysian Nature Society. Environmental Education Advisory Committee, 1990 to present.
  • Arborist Malaysia Society (PArM). Ordinary member, 2018 to present.