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. [...]
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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 [...]
9 July 2018 (Monday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has organised a ‘Seminar Pemuliharaan & Pemerkasaan Pengetahuan Tradisi 2018’ at the FRIM campus, Kepong on 3 July. The seminar themed, 'A decade of sustaining traditional knowledge legacy', aimed at sharing the current status of traditional knowledge project, experiences as well as opinions with other researchers, implementing agencies and the Orang Aslicommunity. This seminar was also held to promote the awareness to ensure the sharing of benefits in traditional knowledge applications. The seminar was officiated by FRIM Deputy Director General (Research) Dr Ismail Harun who represented the Ministry of Water, Land [...]
5 July 2018 (Thursday) - Bukit Lanjan State Assemblyman Elizabeth Wong Keat Ping has participated in the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Gotong-royongwith Community Friends held at Taman Warisan FRIM (FRIM Heritage Park) this morning. Over 100 FRIM staff and Community Friends including representatives from nearby communities joined the programme. The aim of the event was to increase public awareness on the importance of conserving natural heritage as well as promote support fro FRIM’s efforts to attain the UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Wong also planted a kundang tree (Bouea oppositifolia) to commemorate this special occasion. This species with edible fruits is [...]
29 June 2018 (Friday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has successfully retained the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation following a surveillance audit conducted from 26 to 28 June. Department of Standards Malaysia (STANDARDS MALAYSIA) auditors, namely Tan Kim Ho, Wong Siew Kwan dan Woo Seng Khee conducted the audit on laboratories related to mechanical and physical testing on 26–27 June; while Tan Kim Ho, Prof. Dr Son Radu dan Sim Ah Bah focused on facilities related to microbiological and biological testing on 28 June. Audit opening meeting at the Ixora Meeting Room. Ismail speaking during the audit opening meeting. [...]
22 June 2018 (Friday) - Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) Wood Preservative Analytical Laboratory (MAAK) will be more diligent in conducting research to produce less toxic and more environmentally-friendly wood preservatives in collaboration with the industry as well as to develop faster chemical analysis methods in line with the 4.0 industrial revolution which emphasises modernisation such as use of large data, intelligent applications and robotics. MAAK is also committed to be an authoritative laboratory in support of the implementation of the Product Certification Services (PCS) established by FRIM. FRIM Director General Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod said, "The rapid growth [...]