30 April 2019 (Tuesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) organised 'Biodiversity Talk: Conservation on Avifauna in Malaysia' at the FRIM Auditorium, Kepong yesterday. The programme aimed to raise public awareness on avifauna conservation as well as to share, discussions issues related to avifauna in Malaysia. Abd Latif delivering his opening speech. From left: Ismail, Mohammad Shahfiz, Azlina and Yeap making their respective presentations. The programme, held in conjunction with the Earth Day Celebration, was officiated by FRIM Director General Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod. Also present was FRIM Forest Biodiversity Director Dr Lillian Chua. Interesting topics [...]
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24 April 2019 (Wednesay) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with University College Bestari (UCB) to work together in enhancing the potential economic value of natural products through research and development (R&D). Abd Latif speaking at the ceremony. From left: Nor Azah, Abd Latif, Tengku Mahmud, Sakri and Abdul Razak during the document exchange session. This collaboration also aims to enable the applications of research findings and technology generated through the sharing of expertise and facilities, as well as to enhance skills through technology transfer initiatives between both institutions. The [...]
17 April 2019 (Wednesday) – The Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATS), YB Dr Xavier Jayakumar, graced the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Award Day ceremony held at the campus in Kepong yesterday. Xavier (left) and Abd Latif delivering their speeches. Abd Latif (second from left) presenting a souvenir to Xavier, while (from left) Samsudin, Zurinah and Khali Aziz look on. He was accompanied by KATS Secretary General Datuk Zurinah Pawanteh, Deputy Secretary General (Land and Natural Resources) Dato' Suhaimi Mamat, Biodiversity and Forestry Management Division Under Secretary Dato’ Wan Mazlan Wan Mahmood, FRIM Director [...]
9 April 2019 (Tuesday) - The Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATS), Dr Xavier Jayakumar, visited Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Research Station in Bidor (SPF Bidor), Perak on 6 April. Abd Latif (left) and Ang speaking during the visit. Xavier (seated, middle) posing for a group pix with Foreign Ambassadors as well as representatives from KATS, FRIM, FDPM and JPNPk. The Minister was accompanied by his wife Sheila Devaraj, KATS Secretary General Datuk Zurinah Pawanteh; the Biodiversity Management and Forestry Under Secretary, Dato’ Wan Mazlan Wan Mahmood; and other KATS officers. They were welcomed [...]
3 April 2019 (Wednesday) - Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) has received two awards, namely the 'ASEAN Book Award 2019 - ASEAN Research Institute' and 'Best Book Award (Flora and Fauna Category)' for the book entitled, ‘Cantik Namun Beracun’ at the National Book Awards Ceremony 2019 on 1 April. Khalid (in blue coat) presenting the 'Best Book Award' to Abd Latif. Certificates and trophies of'Best Book Award’ (left) and 'ASEAN Book Award 2019’. The award was presented by the Federal Territories Minister, YB Khalid Abd. Samad to FRIM Director General (DG) Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod. [...]
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. [...]
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 Kepong and Gombak as [...]
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 [...]