3 July 2023 (Monday) – The Minister of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, has officiated the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Forest Skywalk in conjunction with his official visit to FRIM this morning. Forest Skywalk is a main ecotourism attraction at FRIM, which supports the country's tourism industry in promoting the conservation of national biodiversity resources. It is the first aluminum-built structure that is open to the public for ecotourism purposes in Malaysia. With this new ecotourism product, visitors will be able to enjoy the experience of being on top of the canopy within the [...]
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27 May 2023 (Saturday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has received the National Book Award 2023 (‘Perdana’ Category: Research Institution) at the award ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur this morning. FRIM Director General (DG) Dr Ismail Parlan received the trophy and certificate from DYMM Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur-Lah. FRIM was selected by the National Book Development Foundation (YPBN) and the National Book Award Professional Evaluation Panel in acknowledgement of the Institute’s contribution to promoting scientific publications on tropical forest conservation and protection, forest biodiversity, utilisation of timber and other resources, reforestation as [...]
11 October 2022 (Tuesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has won two awards at the Selangor Research, Development and Innovation Expo (SRIE2022) on 6-9 October in Kuala Lumpur. SRIE2022 received 1,000 entries for the R&D Award of which only 58 were shortlisted according to the required quality. Four FRIM inventions were shortlisted, three inventions in the biotechnology clusters and one in applied physics and chemistry cluster. FRIM Achievements: First Place in the Biotechnology Cluster Category for 'JKT22: Potential Clone of Chromolaena odorata for Cosmeceutical Industry' by Dr Farah Fazwa Md Arif, Syafiqah Nabilah Samsul Bahari, Norhayati Saffie, Dr Fadhilah Zainudin, [...]
17 June 2022 (Friday) – Two representatives of the National Institute of Forest Science (NIFoS), Korea, namely NIFoS President Dr Hyun Park and Director of Global Forestry Division Dr Hungsoon Choi, paid an official visit to Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong, this morning. They have met FRIM Director General Dr Ismail Parlan during the The XV World Forestry Congress 2021 in Seoul last month and the aim of this visit was to learn more about FRIM as well as to discuss possible research collaborations between NIFoS and FRIM. Ismail greeted them at the Shorea Meeting Room and gave a briefing [...]
17 September 2021 (Friday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) will reopen Kepong Botanic Gardens (KBG) starting 2 October (Saturday) while Forest Skywalk, FRIM’s main campus and Taman Warisan will remain closed. KBG will be open from 8.00am to 6.00pm (last entry: 30 minutes before closing time) from Saturday until Thursday. The garden will be closed every Friday. Joggers must abide by the following: Only fully vaccinated joggers are allowed to enter and required to display vaccination evidence; Number of joggers at any one time at KBG: maximum 200 people, controlled using a tagging system; Areas allowed: Only on paved roads [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
21 May 2018 (Monday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) won four gold medals at the International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition 2018 (ITEX’18) held in Kuala Lumpur earlier this month. From left: Mohd Saifudullah Abd Wahid (bioreactor technology), Mastura, Farah and Dr Nordahlia Abdullah Siam (MyWood-ID) posing with their gold medals and award certificates. The Ciéra team comprising (from left) Mastura, Mohd Ramdan Parman and Dr Saiful Azmi Johari. The FRIM innovation project teams who participated in ITEX’18 were: Sustainable production of tongkat ali bioactive compounds from hairy roots culture using bioreactor technology led [...]
18 May 2018 (Friday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has conducted a MyWood-ID Technology Talk Programme last Tuesday at Villa Fragrans to provide a clearer explanation of the use of the application. Officiated by FRIM Director General (DG) Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod, the programme was attended by 36 representatives from 17 government agencies involved in timber identification skills in their tasks such as the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB), the Royal Malaysian Customs Department as well as Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia (FDPM) and other state forestry departments. From left: Abd Latif delivering his speech and Gan during [...]
8 May 2018 (Tuesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Lembaga Kemajuan Johor Tenggara (KEJORA) on 6 May to collaborate in mengkuang planting research in Kg. Tuan Seh agricultural land, Mukim Sedili Besar, Johor. FRIM was represented by Deputy Director General (Operations) Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah at the ceremony whilst KEJORA by General Manager Norazman Othman. The aim of the MOA is to conduct research and development (R&D) cooperation in establishing a mengkuang farm at the village. Khali speaking at the ceremony. Far right: Khali exchanging document with Norazman while [...]