1 July 2020 (Wednesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General (DG) Datuk Dr Abd Latif Mohmod launched the operation of the Forest Skywalk Management Office at Kepong Botanic Gardens, yesterday. The ceremony was attended by Deputy DG (Operations) Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah, Forestry and Environment Director Dr Ismail Parlan, Administration Director Liza Ismail, Ecotourism and Urban Forestry Programme (EUF) Head Dr Noor Azlin Yahya, Recreation Management and Recreation Impact Branch Head Dr Ahmad Nazaruddin Mohd Roseli, Forest Skywalk Manager Wan Mohd Nafizul Wan Ahmad and Corporate Communication Head Toh An Nee. Noor Azlin (far right) giving [...]
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30 June 2020 (Tuesday) – The Kepong Botanic Gardens (KBG) and Taman Warisan FRIM will reopen tomorrow (1 July) and joggers are reminded to comply with the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). The operating hours for KBG has been revised to 7.30-11.00 am and 3.00-6.00 pm daily while Taman Warisan FRIM will be open from 7.00am to 6.00pm (last entry: 30 minutes before closing time). The FRIM main campus in Kepong will remain closed until the end of the year. Poster of jogging activity SOP at KBG and Taman Warisan FRIM. Different entrances for cars and joggers to ensure [...]
24 June 2020 (Wednesday) – Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) has presented two new MBR certificates for Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) to Director General Datuk Dr Abd Latif Mohmod yesterday. The certificates for the new records, namely the ‘First to Establish Tongkat Ali Hairy Root Culture in the Bioreactor’ and ‘Most Number of Sub-Ethnic Orang Asli Traditional Knowledge (TK) Documented on Medicinal & Aromatic Plants’ were presented by MBR Director of Business, Jwan Heah Yeow Hooi. From left: Norwati, Jwan Heah, Abd Latif and Nor Hasnida during the ‘First to Establish Tongkat Ali Hairy Root Culture in [...]
18 June 2020 (Thursday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General (DG) Datuk Dr Abd Latif Mohmod received a special gift in the form of a laser engraved portrait of himself from the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) DG Mohd Kheiruddin Mohd Rani as a token of appreciation for his services and contributions. The gift was presented during the MTIB Audit Committee meeting chaired by Abd Latif, this morning. Abd Latif has been a member and the chairman of the committee since 2008. The meeting this morning was his last as he will retire at the end of August. [...]
16 June 2020 (Tuesday) – The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) Dato’ Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah launched the book entitled, ‘Tasik Chini Biosphere Reserve–Conservation by FRIM & NAHRIM’ in Tasik Chini, Pahang, on 14 June, in conjunction with his official visit to Pahang. The coffee-table book highlights the research and conservation efforts of Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM) in Tasik Chini from 2011 to 2018. From left: Zurinah, Shamsul Anuar, Abd Latif, Mohd Sharkar and Mohd Hizamri during the book launch. Shamsul Anuar launching the book while Abd [...]
15 June 2020 (Monday) – Although unable to organise an award ceremony, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) still demonstrated its appreciation towards staff for their outstanding contributions and achievements in 2019 through emails. The lists of award recipients were unveiled in stages by the FRIM Human Resources Division via email since 21 May. A total of 206 FRIM staff received excellence awards in 15 different categories based not only on their commitment to work, but also on their involvement in social activities, sports and team spirit. Some of the 2019 FRIM Award recipients. Dr Ang Lai Hoe was [...]
11 June 2020 (Thursday) - Kepong Botanic Gardens (KBG) under Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) will reopen to the public starting 1 July 2020 with operating hours limited to 7.00-11.00 am and 4.00-6.00 pm daily while Taman Warisan FRIM will be open from 7.00am-6.00pm. The FRIM main campus in Kepong will remain closed until the end of the year although some guided ecotourism activities will be allowed starting 1 July 2020. Taman Warisan FRIM will be opened from 7.00am-6.00pm daily starting 1 July. A maximum of 150 joggers is allowed at KBG at any one time. All [...]
4 June 2020 (Thursday) - The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA), Dato' Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah made his first visit to Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong, yesterday. He was accompanied by KeTSA Secretary General Datuk Zurinah Pawanteh, Deputy Secretary General (Natural Resources) Dr Mohd Mokhtar Tahar and the Biodiversity Management and Forestry Senior Under Secretary, Norsham Abdul Latip. Briefing session by the FRIM DG. From left: Abd Latif, Khali Aziz, Shamsul Anuar, Zurinah, Marzalina and Mohd Mokhtar posing for a picture after the tree planting. The Minister was greeted by FRIM Director General (DG) [...]
27 May 2020 (Wednesday) - To record the entry of official visitors, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) will implement an online check-in and visitor registration system via QR code starting Monday, 1 June 2020. Poster with QR code to be scanned. Security guard will show the poster as well as taking body temperature. The visitors arriving at FRIM's main entrance must do the following: Scan the QR Code on the poster; Allow FRIM security guard to take body temperature; Fill in your full name, phone number, type/purpose of visit, and record body temperature in the system; and Show the [...]
15 May 2020 (Friday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General (DG) Datuk Dr Abd Latif Mohmod has been chosen as Malaysia’s Reading Icon by Dewan Kosmik for its April 2020 edition, in conjunction with the National Reading Decade campaign. Abd Latif has produced over 300 scientific articles, journals and books for knowledge sharing. Out of the books produced with other FRIM researchers, four had won the 'National Book Awards' in 2019, 2016, 2013 and 2010. Abd Latif Mohmod chosen as the Malaysia Reading Icon by Dewan Kosmik magazine. His many achievements were recognised by many including [...]