13 March 2019 (Wednesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Malaysian Panel-Products Manufacturers’ Association (MPMA) and Plus Intervest in the collaboration of producing tissue culture Eucalyptus seedlings yesterday. Abd Latif delivering his speech at the ceremony. Abd Latif (left) and Sheikh Othman signing the MOU documents. This FRIM-MPMA collaboration involves producing tissue culture seedlings of Eucalyptus sp. and other commercial value species for plantation. FRIM plays the role in promoting and supporting the MPMA community plantation programme by providing expertise and technical assistance in the production of seedlings through culture tissue. [...]
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Poster of the #RunforHUMANITY 26 February 2019 (Tuesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and Yayasan Kemanusiaan Muslim Aid Malaysia (YKMAM) will co-organise #RunforHUMANITY at Kepong Botanic Gardens in FRIM on 16 March (Saturday). The run is held in conjunction with FRIM’s International Day of Forests (IDF) and YKMAM’s 10thAnniversary celebrations. The programme aims at promoting healthy lifestyles as well as public awareness on the importance of forest and environmental conservation, particularly among the youth. The run is also organised to raise funds for the underprivileged among the local and refugee communities. Members of the public, residents of [...]
25 February 2019 (Monday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and Department of Biosafety (JBK) have co-organised a Biosafety Training Workshop on 21 February at FRIM, Kepong. Abd Latif (left) and Norsham speaking at the ceremony. From left: George, Norsham, Abd Latif and Marzalina during the MOU documents exchange. The workshop, organised by FRIM and JBK Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), was officiated by FRIM Director General (DG) Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod. A total of 30 FRIM staff from the Forestry Biotechnology, Natural Products, Forest Products and Forest Biodiversity divisions attended the workshop. Also present at the [...]
20 February 2019 (Wednesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with WFCC-MIRCEN World Data Centre for Microorganisms (WDCM) yesterday to collaborate on microbiological research as well as to help FRIM Microbial Culture Collection (FRIM-MCC) be more visible among the scientific community in Malaysia as well as globally. Abd Latif (far left) discussing with Ma (middle) and Liu (far right). From left: Nor Azah, Abd Latif, Liu and Ma during the MOU documents exchange. WDCM, the data centre for World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) and Microbial Resources Centers Network (MIRCEN), [...]
11 February 2019 (Monday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has conducted a three-day Pre-evaluation Mission Programme to review the preparation of its Nomination Dossier and Conservation Management Plan (CMP) for FRIM Selangor Forest Park. Consultants engaged for this were the Development and Research Organization for Nature, Arts and Heritage (DRONAH) Director Dr Shikha Jain and University of Tsukuba World Heritage Studies Director Professor Dr Nobuko Inaba. Abd Latif (right) and Samsudin at the meeting. Shika (far left) and Inaba (middle) presenting their findings while Noorsiha (far right) looks on. They presented their findings at a meeting [...]
4 February 2019 (Monday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has launched the 'FRIM Go Biodegradable' campaign this morning to raise awareness on environmental conservation, reducing the use of plastic, polystyrene and plastic straw which is harmful to the environment. Abd Latif speaking at the assembly. FRIM staff pledging to strengthen integrity in their services. The campaign was launched by FRIM Director General (DG) Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod at the FRIM Monthly Assembly held at Dataran FRIM. Also present were FRIM Deputy DG (Operations) Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah, top management officials and staff. "Please carry out [...]
31 January 2019 (Thursday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) welcomes private sector involvement in forest restoration and biodiversity conservation efforts in the country. From left: Caroline, Chua and Mohamad Helmy launching the ‘Plant-A-Tree’ book. FRIM Forest Biodiversity Research Officer Ajla Rafidah Baharom (far right) showing exhibits to visitors. “FRIM is ready to collaborate with private sector on reforestation as well as biodiversity enrichment projects in efforts to prevent the loss of precious flora species,” said FRIM Director General Dato’ Dr Abd Latif Mohmod in his speech read by FRIM Forest Biodiversity Director Dr Lillian Chua at [...]
22 January 2019 (Tuesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General (DG) Dato’ Abd Latif Mohmod and Deputy DG (Research) Dr Samsudin Musa visited Penang on 12 January to discuss the possibility of assisting the state in the conservation and rehabilitation of mangroves related to the proposed Penang South Reclamation Project. Representatives of SRS, State Government and JPNPP posing for a group picture. Samsudin (third from left), Rusli (fourth from left) and Abd Latif (fifth from left). SRS representative Poh Chia Ching briefing the attendees. Following the FRIM Technology Talk held on 27 November last year [...]
10 January 2019 (Thursday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has adjusted its operation hours since 2 January 2019 to ensure public safety in the campus. “We appreciate the cooperation and supporting given to conserve the campus,” said Liza Ismail. New operation hours displayed on FRIM Facebook page. The new operation hours will be fully enforced from 1 July. However, FRIM has started advising and educating visitors who come early to enter the campus at 6.00 am. FRIM Campus is open from 6.00 am to 7.00 pm, with the last entry at 6.30 pm. Recreational activities can [...]
3 January 2019 (Thursday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) manages to keep its vintage timber engineering device, the Buckton universal testing machine, working with some modification. The 97-year-old machine, believed to be the only remaining unit in the world, is still in good working condition today thanks to the brilliance of Dr Mohamad Omar Mohamad Khaidzir, who heads the FRIM Timber Engineering Laboratory (TEL). Mohamad Omar and the computerised Buckton universal testing machine. Mohamad Omar explaining about the research conducted at TEL to visitors. With his passion in software writing and electronics, Mohamad Omar created a computerised [...]