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 [...]
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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 [...]
4 May 2018 (Friday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)’s had received several innovation awards at the Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) and the Exposition on Islamic Innovation (i-Inova) recently. Nik Adlin with the JIPA award certificate. ‘Modular Seating System’ innovative project led by Nik Adlin Nik Mohamed Sukri and Dr Wan Tarmeze Wan Ariffin received the Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) Award for the ‘Best Invention in Design Award’ at the MTE on 24 February. The project was assisted by Tariq Mubarak Husin, Zairul Amin Rabidin and Khairul Masseat. The versatile, portable and space-saving system allows chair and table units [...]
30 April 2018 (Monday) – Forest Research Insitute Malaysia (FRIM) celebrated the 10th year anniversary of Dato’ Dr Abd Latif Mohmod’s appointment as the Director General (DG) and took the Corruption-Free Pledge (IBR) at the FRIM Awards Day ceremony last Thursday. Abd Latif showing his Special FRIM Icon Award while (from left) Human Resource Director Basir Malan Ab. Rahman, Ismail, Azizan and Khali Aziz look on. The event, held at Dewan Alwy in FRIM, Kepong, was officiated by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) Secretary General, Dato’ Sri Azizan Ahmad, who is also the Chairman of both [...]
23 April 2018 (Monday) - Nearly 100 volunteers comprising Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) staff and students from Universiti Kuala Lumpur British Malaysian Institute (UniKL BMI) gathered at FRIM yesterday for the FRIM Earth Day celebration. UniKL BMI students lining up for registration. In line with this year's theme, "End Plastic Pollution", FRIM also relaunched its 'Say No to Plastics and Polystyrene' campaign. The official ceremony, held at Dataran FRIM, was officiated by Deputy Director General (Operations) Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah who reminded everyone of the importance of doing their part daily in contributing towards this effort. Far [...]
17 April 2018 (Tuesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) had organised a Biodiversity Talk, themed “Conservation of Mammals in Malaysia” yesterday at FRIM Auditorium. Two well-known fauna experts Dr Lim Boo Liat and Prof. Dato’ Dr Tajuddin Abdullah presented the Khali Aziz launching the seminar. topics, ‘My research experience from 1947 to date’ and ‘Biodiversity, biogeography and evolution’ respectively. Lim (left) and Tajuddin delivering their presentations respectively. Lim, a former zoologist for the Institute for Medical Research (IMR), is regarded as a pioneer in the field of zoology in Malaysia. He has dedicated his professional life [...]
12 April 10 2018 (Thursday) - The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)’s history is closely linked to a unique tree species called gutta percha or nyatoh taban merah tree which was once very valuable to the British Government. The high demand and extreme exploitation of this tree forced the British Government to initiate forest management and forestry research in British Malaya at the end of the 19th century, which evolved and eventually resulted in the establishment of FRIM in 1985. Leafy shoots of gutta percha. Latex of the species was highly sought-after to be used as the insulating material [...]
5 April 2018 (Thursday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General (DG) Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod created history once again when a newly-discovered plant species found in Terengganu was named after him. Brownlowia latifiana or ‘dungun latif’ from the Malvaceae-Brownlowioideae family was discovered by FRIM researchers during a botanical expedition in Jerangau Forest Reserve (FR), Terengganu in 2009. Dungun latif tree at its natural habitat. The species was named after Abd Latif in recognition of his contribution in obtaining RM7.6 million fund for the ‘Safeguarding the Forest Plant Diversity of Peninsular Malaysia Project’ under the Ninth [...]
4 April 2018 (Wednesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) celebrated its International Day of Forests (IDF) and established ‘Taman Sinonim’ at the FRIM Research Station in Selandar (SPF Selandar), Melaka, yesterday. Marzalina (left) and Abd Latif delivering their speeches. FRIM Director General (DG) Dato’ Dr Abd Latif Mohmod officiated the event by planting a melaka tree (Phyllanthus emblica). A total of 66 saplings from 33 species with local names that are synonymous with names of places in Melaka were planted at Taman Sinonim by 80 representatives from FRIM and local communities including schools, higher learning institutes, villages as [...]