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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
30 July 2020 (Thursday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) organised a Special Talk Programme for FRIM Director General (DG) Datuk Dr Abd Latif Mohmod, entitled 'Latif: His Life, His Story' at the FRIM Auditorium on 27 July. This programme aimed to give FRIM staff a chance to hear the life story and views of Abd Latif on current issues and future challenges of FRIM including actions and steps required to maintain and ensure the sustainability of FRIM and its good work. It was also to provide FRIM staff the opportunity to ask any questions and give their comments to the [...]
29 July 2020 (Wednesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Penang State Government represented by Penang Botanic Gardens (PBG) to collaborate in plant management and conservation on 21 July 2020. At the signing ceremony held at FRIM, Director General (DG) Datuk Dr Abd Latif Mohmod represented FRIM whilst the Penang State Government was represented by PBG Director Nur Faizah Tajudin in signing the MOU. Abd Latif (left) and Nur Faizah speaking at the ceremony. From left: Chua, Abd Latif, Nur Faizah and Saw during the documents exchange session. FRIM Forest [...]
27 July 2020 (Monday) – The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA), Dato’ Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah launched a book entitled, ‘Flora Mercu Tanda Negeri-negeri di Malaysia’ in Kuala Sepetang, Perak, yesterday. The launching of the book published by Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) was held in conjunction with The National Level International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem 2020. From left: Shamsul Anuar, Abd Latif, Ahmad Saidi, Zurinah and Mohd Ridza during the book launch. Abd Latif (middle) showing contents of the book to Shamsul Anuar while Ahmad Saidi looks on. Also presnt [...]
20 July 2020 (Monday) – The Deputy Minister of Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA), Ali Biju, conducted his first visit to Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) on 17 July. He was accompanied by KeTSA Biodiversity Management and Forestry Principal Assistant Secretary Sharmida Alia Sariff as well as other ministry officers. Abd Latif (left) and Ali during the briefing session. FRIM top management officials attending the briefing session. The Deputy Minister was greeted by FRIM Director General (DG) Datuk Dr Abd Latif Mohmod, Deputy DG (Operations) Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah, Deputy DG (Research) Dato’ Dr Marzalina [...]
13 July 2020 (Monday) - FRIM Director General (DG) Datuk Dr Abd Latif Mohmod launched the ‘Teratak Roslan’ cabin which he contributed personally to serve as an office for the Urban Forestry Branch (UF) staff involved in the health assessment as well as maintenance of hazardous trees and ornamental landscape plants on 9 July. The cabin was named ‘Teratak Roslan’ to commemorate the service and dedication of the late Roslan Abdul Rahman. From left: Ahmad Azaruddin, Ismail and Abd Latif speaking at the ceremony. From left: UF staff Azman Ahmad, Ahmad Azaruddin, Abd Latif, Ismail and Noor Azlin [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]