10 November 2018 (Saturday) - Members of the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has met at the Berlian Meeting Room, Wisma Sumber Asli, in Putrajaya yesterday morning. Abd Latif (right) and Tan at the meeting. Jack Liam, representing the Forest Department Sarawak at the meeting with other Institute Members. The meeting was chaired by Dato' Dr Tan Yew Chong, the Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATS) Ministry Secretary General who is also the Chairman of the Institute. Also present were Dato' Suhaimi Mamat, Deputy KSU (Land and Natural Resources) KATS; FRIM Director General (DG), Dato' [...]
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7 November 2018 (Wednesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) researcher Dr Farah Fazwa Md Ariff received the prestigious 2018 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers at the United Nations University Tokyo, Japan yesterday. Farah Fazwa, who heads the FRIM Herbs and Trees Improvement Branch, was chosen for her innovative and beneficial research in the production of high quality planting materials of important herbal species in Malaysia, Labisia pumila (kacip fatimah). Farah Fazwa showing the award certificate and medal. Farah Fazwa receiving the certificate from Yoshio (left pix) and the medal from Masa. FRIM Director General Dato’ [...]
29 October 2018 (Monday) - Journal of Tropical Forest Science (JTFS), published by Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), received the 2018 Publishing Encouragement Scheme (CREAM) Award for the category of High Impact Indexed Journal in Web of Science on 25 October. FRIM Director General (DG) Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod received the certificate from the Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE) Higher Education DG, Datin Paduka Ir Dr Siti Hamisah Tapsir, at the Malaysia’s Research Star Award (MRSA) and 2018 CREAM Journal Recognition ceremony organised by the MOE Higher Education Department through the Malaysian Citation Centre. The event, held at the Sama-Sama [...]
24 October 2018 (Wednesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has established a Dipterocarp Garden at the FRIM Research Station (SPF) in Setiu, Terengganu by planting 330 Dipterocarpaceae trees of 33 species together with local residents yesterday. FRIM Director General (DG) Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod officiated the programme by planting a keruing neram (Dipterocarpus oblongifolius) tree to commemorate the special occasion. The activity involved more than 100 participants comprising FRIM staff and local community representatives such as schools, institutions of higher learning, villages and state government bodies. Abd Latif (left) and Marzalina delivering their respective speeches. From left: [...]
12 September 2018 (Wednesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) will organise 2018 FRIM Director General Bowling Tournament on 6–7 October (Saturday and Sunday) at Ampang Superbowl Bangi Gateway, Bandar Baru Bangi. The tournament is organised by FRIM Club in appreciation of the FRIM Director General (DG) Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod’s contribution in driving FRIM to become a leading forest research and development institution in the region. This year, FRIM also celebrates the 10th anniversary of his appointment as DG; FRIM's 33rd anniversary of FRIM and also Abd Latif’s 33rd years of service to FRIM. Poster of the bowling tournament. [...]
3 September 2018 (Monday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has organised Workshop on Herbal Exploration at Your Fingertips, themed ‘Expanding Industry Networks and Business Opportunities’ on 29 August. The workshop held at the Garcinia and Morinda Rroom was officiated by FRIM Deputy Director General (Operations) Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah. Also present, Research Planning Director Dr Nur Supardi Md Noor. Khali Aziz (left) and Nur Supardi delivering their respective speeches. The wokshop participants and organisers posing for a group photograph. The aim of the workshop was to introduce the ‘HerbaXpress’ mobile application as well as to collect [...]
28 August 2018 (Tuesday) – In conjunction with the National Month, Forest Research Institute Malayasia (FRIM) has organised a Monthly Assembly and Patriotic Run yesterday to commemorate the historical moment of the country’s declaration of independence leading to the formation of Malaysia. Khali speaking at the assembly. Ismail flagging off the Patriotic Run participants. Deputy Director General (DDG) (Operations) delivered the opening speech while DDG (Research) Dr Ismail Harun flagged off the Patriotic Run participants. Khali Aziz; Ismail, Administration Director Liza Ismail and Finance Director Zamshari Abd Rahman presented the medals to winners of the run. Khali Aziz also [...]
23 August 2018 (Thursday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) had organised a ‘Cyber Security Awareness Programme’ on 14 August at the FRIM Auditorium to promote safer use of the internet and raise the awareness on the safety issues. The programme was held as one of the activities held in conjunction with ‘Technical Services Division Open Day’. Several presentations were delivered at the programme, namely: Ethics of FRIM Cloud Usage by Maizura Ishak, FRIM Information Technology Branch; Cyber Crime (Inspector Mohd Razmil Razak, Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM); Self control in Social Media (Mohd Saufi Sujono, Communications and Multimedia Content Forum of [...]
24 July 2018 (Tuesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Zoological Branch (ZOO) has conducted a Taxidermy Course for 16 of its staff on July 16. The course conducted by the branch head, Mohammad Shahfiz Azman, aimed at sharing knowledge and enhancing the skills of participants in taxidermy field. Mohamad Shahfiz described the background, techniques and functions of taxidermy at the introductory session. At the practical session, participants were given the opportunity to prepare wildlife specimens of small mammals such as rats and squirrels. Mohammad Shahfiz explaining the background of taxidermy. Mohammad Shahfiz showing the participants the [...]
16 July 2018 (Monday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has organised a ‘Dialogue with Furniture Industry and Stakeholders’ on 11 July at the FRIM Auditorium, Kepong. The dialogue, conducted by FRIM Product Certification Services (FRIM PCS), was launched by FRIM Director General (DG) Dato’ Dr Abd Latif Mohmod and attended by over 100 furniture industry representatives. Abd Latif delivering his opening speech. From left: Amim, Salamah and Hashim during their respective presentations. The aim of the programme was to explain the FRIM PCS certification process for furniture products and the importance of complying with the specified [...]