12 October 2021 (Tuesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) will reopen its Forest Skywalk to visitors starting 16 October 2021 (Saturday). Tickets can only be obtained through advanced booking starting today via: Online booking at skywalk.frim.gov.my/ (less than 10 participants) or By email: FRIM Visitor Information Centre (VIC) (10 or more people with a nature guide): : email@example.com. Poster of the reopening of Forest Skywalk. FRIM will also allow guided nature trekking and photography/filming activities (maximum 10 people per group per guide) from 16 October at its main campus. For application and booking arrangements, please contact VIC [...]
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3 August 2021 (Tuesday) – The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA), Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and The Habitat Foundation co-organised ‘Mass Flowering of the Malaysian Rainforest’ webinar on 30 July 2021. The webinar was held to share interesting research findings on mass flowering as well as to highlight strategies and activities undertaken by various agencies and organisations to ensure the production of mass planting materials for forest conservation and restoration. Ismail as the moderator of the webinar. The list of topics by respective speakers. The session was the second series of webinars in conjunction [...]
5 July 2021 (Monday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has recorded several outstanding achievements at seminars/conferences conducted virtually as an adaptation to new normal. The Forest Products Division research team led by Nur Areisman Mohd Salleh won a Silver medal at the Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2021 for the innovation of ‘Biodegradable Face Mask from Lignocellulosic Materials and Nanofibers’. FRIM’s award winning poster in NFTS 2020 (left) and the screen shot of the seminar. Nur Areisman’s presentation slide at MTE. FRIM won the medal under the Covid-19 International Innovation Awards II category. MTE 2021 took place [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]