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FRIM to cease issuance of jogger pass, car sticker from 2021

21 October 2020 (Wednesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) will stop the issuance of annual recreational passes as well as car stickers for joggers/visitors and only accept cashless payment starting 2021. From 21 August to 20 September this year, FRIM refunded a number of joggers for their 2020 annual recreational pass after receiving many complaints over its decision to close the main campus from18 March until this year-end. The announcement poster. “We are uncertain when we would reopen the main campus again. This will depend very much whether the COVID-19 situation has improved greatly by next year. [...]

FRIM to cease issuance of jogger pass, car sticker from 20212020-10-22T09:30:21+08:00

FRIM organises basic bryophyte identification course

9 October 2020 (Friday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) organised a Basic Bryophyte Identification Course on 15 September attended by 18 FRIM Herbarium staff to enhance their knowledge on bryophytes and the ability to identify them. Bryophyte, commonly known as moss, is a non-vascular, epiphytic, non-flowering plant and produces spores that are usually wind-dispersed. It is often used as a bio indicator due to its sensitivity to changes in environmental conditions, such as ambient temperature and humidity and it is often found in unpolluted areas. Cheah (front) showing a population of moss growing on a tree trunk. [...]

FRIM organises basic bryophyte identification course2020-10-16T16:24:00+08:00

Johor MB launches Soil Science Conference of Malaysia

6 October 2020 (Tuesday) – Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad launched Soil Science Conference of Malaysia 2020 (SOILS 2020) this morning in Johor Bahru. The three-day conference is co-organised by Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and Malaysian Society of Soil Science (MSSS) with the support of International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS). The objectives of SOILS 2020, themed ‘Soil Management towards Plant Productivity and Environmental Sustainability’, are to promote good practices and multidisciplinary approaches for increasing yields and enhance appreciation for the roles and importance of soil in relation to various economic and environmental aspects. From left: [...]

Johor MB launches Soil Science Conference of Malaysia2020-10-12T15:06:12+08:00

FRIM closes the Botanic Gardens and Skywalk starting tomorrow

4 October 2020 (Sunday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has decided to temporarily close the Kepong Botanic Gardens (KBG), Taman Warisan and Forest Skywalk to visitors from Monday (5 October) until further notice. The FRIM management’s decision was taken as a precautionary measure to protect FRIM staff and visitors in view of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, especially in Selangor, which is increasingly worrying. The temporary closure of KBG and Forest Skywalk poster. Khali said FRIM prioritises safety. FRIM will review this decision based on the reports and information from the Ministry of Health Malaysia [...]

FRIM closes the Botanic Gardens and Skywalk starting tomorrow2020-10-20T10:26:45+08:00

MPIC Minister launches Community Plantation Programme

8 September 2020 (Tuesday) – The Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC), Dato' Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali, launched the Community Plantation Programme in Batu Kikir, Negeri Sembilan, yesterday. Organised by the Malaysian Panel-Products Manufacturers’ Association (MPMA) and Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) in collaboration with Plus Intervest, the programme aimed to introduce tree species with rapid growth such as batai and Eucalyptus to ensure the sustainability of raw wood material as well as to reduce the dependence on resources from the natural forest. From left: Mohd Fauzi, Khali Aziz, Mohd Khairuddin, Sheikh Othman and Goh during [...]

MPIC Minister launches Community Plantation Programme2020-10-28T21:27:30+08:00

Khali Aziz appointed new FRIM DG

4 September 2020 (Friday) - Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah has been appointed as the fourth Director General (DG) of Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) effective 1 September 2020. He received the letter of appointment from the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA), YB Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah, this morning in Kuala Lumpur. Also present, KeTSA Deputy Minister YB Ali Biju and KeTSA Secretary General Datuk Zurinah Pawanteh. Khali Aziz, the FRIM’s fourth DG. From left: Ali, Khali Aziz, Shamsul Anuar and Zurinah at the appointment letter presentation ceremony. Khali Aziz was the FRIM Deputy DG [...]

Khali Aziz appointed new FRIM DG2020-09-14T16:12:01+08:00

Farewell, Datuk KP and Encik Zam

28 August 2020 (Friday) - The retirement and e-jari ceremony of Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General (DG) Datuk Dr Abd Latif Mohmod and Finance Director Mohd Zamshari Abd. Rahman was held at the FRIM Administration Building this afternoon. They delivered their final speeches before handing over their tasks to their successors. Mohd Zamshari handed over the task file to his successor, Jumaaton Abu Bakar while Abd Latif handed over the file to FRIM DG (Operations) Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah. From left: Khali Aziz, Marzalina, Mohd Zamshari and Abd Latif during the ‘e-jari’ ceremony. Abd Latif (left) [...]

Farewell, Datuk KP and Encik Zam2020-10-13T08:31:44+08:00

FRIM, FDPM organise a tree planting programme

26 August 2020 (Wednesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia (FDPM) conducted a 'Tree Planting Programme in conjunction with the National Month' at the Bukit Lagong Tambahan Forest Reserve (FR), Kepong, yesterday. The FRIM-FDPM programme aimed to establish a rare fruits and protected tree species garden in stages at Parcel A and B of Bukit Lagong FR. Abd Latif (left) and Mohd Ridza speaking at the ceremony. From left: Mohd Ridza, Abd Latif and Md Nasir during the ‘Tasik Chini – Biosphere Reserve, Conservation by FRIM and NAHRIM’ book presentation ceremony. Also [...]

FRIM, FDPM organise a tree planting programme2020-10-24T16:19:49+08:00

FRIM, JMG to cooperate in the ex-mining land restoration

18 August 2020 (Tuesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Minerals and Geoscience Malaysia (JMG) to collaborate in the greening and restoration research on ex-tin mining sites at the ‘Stesen Ujian Galian’ (SUGA), Malim Nawar, Perak. At the ceremony held yesterday at FRIM, Director General (DG) Datuk Dr Abd Latif Mohmod represented FRIM while JMG by its DG Datuk Shahar Effendi Abdullah Azizi, in signing the MOU. Abd Latif (left) and Shahar Effendi speaking at the ceremony. From left: Norwati, Abd Latif, Shahar Effendi and Nazwin during [...]

FRIM, JMG to cooperate in the ex-mining land restoration2020-09-23T09:55:39+08:00

FRIM to refund recreational pass, vehicle sticker starting 21 August

5 August 2020 (Wednesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) will open a counter at the Kepong Botanical Gardens (KBG) to process the refund of recreational passes and/or vehicle stickers starting 21 August to 20 September for pass holders who are dissatisfied with the closure of the FRIM main campus until this year end. Since 1 July, FRIM has reopened KBG and Taman Warisan while the FRIM main campus remains closed until the year-end. Given that some joggers only want to use the main campus and not KBG nor Taman Warisan, FRIM has agreed to allow them to return the card/sticker [...]

FRIM to refund recreational pass, vehicle sticker starting 21 August2020-08-21T19:07:11+08:00
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