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 [...]
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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 [...]
11 January 2021 (Monday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General (DG) Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah launched the institute’s level Malaysia Greening Programme - 100 Million Tree-Planting Campaign at the FRIM Monthly Assembly this morning. He planted a tongkat ali (Eurycoma longifolia) tree to mark the occasion. Also present to plant trees were Deputy DG (Research) Dato’ Dr Marzalina Mansor and Deputy DG (Operations) Dr Noor Azlin Yahya. Khali Aziz (left) and Noor Azlin delivering their respective speeches. FRIM staff pledging to protect and strengthen public service integrity. In his speech, Khali Aziz said FRIM aims [...]
1 January 2021 (Friday) - Dr Noor Azlin Yahya has been appointed as the Deputy Director General (Operations) of Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) effective today, replacing Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah who took over as the Director General (DG) post since 1 September 2020. Noor Azlin appointed FRIM’s Deputy DG (Operations) effective 1 January 2021. Noor Azlin, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (Forestry) from Doane College, Nebraska, USA in May 1985 and a Master of Science in Resource Management and Policy with a specialisation in Management of Nature Park from State University of New [...]
31 December 2020 (Thursday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has decided to extend the closure of its main campus as well as Kepong Botanic Gardens (KBG), Taman Warisan as well as the Forest Skywalk to visitors until a date to be announced later. This decision is in line with the extension of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Selangor following the recent increase in COVID-19 cases. FRIM will review this decision based on the COVID-19 epidemic situation. Campus closure poster. FRIM will announce through its official website and facebook if there is any change. For inquiries, [...]