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 [...]
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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 [...]
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) [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]