6 November 2019 (Wednesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has organised an environmental awareness programme on 'Understanding Dipterocarp Species: The Icon of Our Lowland Forest' for students with the support of the Selangor Government yesterday. This year, FRIM has received funds from the state government through the Environment, Green Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation and Consumer Affairs Committee, Smart Selangor, Selangor State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN) to implement environmental awareness programmes. Hee (left) and Abd Latif delivering their respective speeches. The programme participants and organisers posing for a group pix with Hee (seated, middle). The programme [...]
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26 August 2019 (Monday) - The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATS), Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia (FDPM) released the National Tree Stamps to mark the launching of merbau as the country's national tree. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, launched Merbau as the National Tree on 23 August at the opening of ‘Hutan Kita’ Exhibition at the Kuala Lumpur Tower. Abd Latif (in white shirt) presenting the stamps to Mahathir while Xavier (far right) looks on. FRIM staff on duty at the ‘Hutan Kita’ Exhibition posing for a group picture [...]
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8 April 2019 (Monday) – Children and parents from Children's Asthma Club of Selangor and Federal Territory participated in ‘Let’s Go Green’ tree planting programme, organised by Lung Foundation of Malaysia (LFM) with support from Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) on 6 April at the FRIM main campus in Kepong. The event was graced by Deputy Health Minister YB Dr Lee Boon Chye and also attended by LFM Chairman Dato’ Dr Zainudin Md Zin and FRIM Director General, Dato’ Dr Abd Latif Mohmod. From left: Lee, Abd Latif and Zainudin delivering their respective speeches. Lee planted a meranti [...]
29 March 2019 (Friday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) to establish and enhance collaboration in conducting research, development and commercialisation programmes to strengthen the management and development of timber industry in Malaysia. At the event held at Menara PGRM, Kuala Lumpur this morning, FRIM Director General (DG) Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod represented the institute while MTIB was represented by Deputy DG Norchahaya Hashim in signing the MOU. Norchahaya (left) and Abd Latif speaking at the ceremony. The attendees at the ceremony held in [...]
27 March 2019 (Rabu) – The Malaysian Hash Council (MHC) has advised its members to cease conducting any hash activities within the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) campus in Kepong. MHC Chairman Chong Boon Ee said the council will issue a reminder to all its chapters to conduct their activities without breaking any laws, rules and regulations. Founded in 1996 by a group of senior Hashers, MHC has 220 hash chapters nationwide. Chong and MHC Honorary Secretary Rajinder Agnihotri were invited to FRIM, Kepong, on 25 March, for a discussion on the issue of encroachment by HHH members. They were greeted [...]
22 March 2019 (Friday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has celebrated the International Day of Forests (IDF) 2019 with FRIM Community Friends at the Taman Warisan FRIM (FRIM Heritage Park) this morning. In his speech, FRIM Director General (DG) Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod said Taman Warisan is important because of its history linked to various inspirations, rehabilitation efforts as well as the development of the park since 2007. Abd Latif (second from left) with (from left) Mohd Zamshari, Jamal and Adnan. Representatives of Community Friends posing for a group photograph with Abd Latif (middle, in white [...]
4 March 2019 (Monday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod issued a reminder to all visitors to not enter FRIM's prohibited areas such as research plantation plots, arboretum or natural trails without being accompanied by a FRIM nature guide to prevent any untoward incidents. "FRIM has given warning to visitors and placed signage, but there are few who still ignore FRIM rules," said Abd Latif. Recently, there were two incidents of visitors going missing after entering prohibited areas. In the latest incident that occurred yesterday, six visitors reportedly lost their way [...]
16 January 2019 (Wednesday) – The Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATS), Dr Xavier Jayakumar, has conducted his first working visit to Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong, this morning. He who was accompanied by the KATS Deputy Secretary General (Land and Natural Resources), Dato' Suhaimi Mamat and the Biodiversity Management and Forestry Under Secretary, Dato' Wan Mazlan Wan Mahmood. Abd Latif (left) discussing with Xavier at the briefing session. From left: Marzalina, Amiruddin, Abd Latif, Xavier, Faizal, Suhaimi and Mohd Adnan during the MOU document exchange. The Minister was greeted by FRIM Director General [...]
16 October 2018 (Tuesday) - The Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATS) Deputy Minister Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji launched the 15th Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Seminar (MAPS15) organised by Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) at the main campus in Kepong this morning. Tengku Zulpuri Shah and Abd Latif delivering their respective speeches. From left: Nor Azah, Azizah, Tengku Zulpuri Shah, Abd Latif and FRIM Innovation and Commercialisation Director Norhayati Nordin during the new product launching. The seminar themed, 'Unravelling Nature’s Treasures and Secrets: Current Species of Interest', was held to share and disclose the latest research [...]