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 [...]
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12 October 2018 (Friday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General (DG) Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod officiated the FRIM DG Bowling Tournament on 6 October at Ampang Superbowl Bangi Gateway, Bandar Baru Bangi. Abd Latif delivering his opening speech. Abd Latif rolling off the tournament with a strike. The tournament was organised in appreciation of Abd Latif’s contribution in making FRIM become a leading forest research and development institution in the region. This year, Abd Latif celebrates his 10th year as the FRIM DG. It is also FRIM's 33rd anniversary as well as Abd Latif’s [...]
9 October 2018 (Tuesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General (DG) Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod officiated the FRIM Innovation Day 2018 at the FRIM Auditorium, Kepong on 5 October. The aim of the programme themed, ‘Innovation Drives Commercialisation’, was to promote innovation for commercialisation as well as encourage innovation activities to improve services and create a conducive work environment. Abd Latif speaking at the opening ceremony. From Left: Accompanied by Khali Aziz, Abd Latif presenting the Commercialisation Incentive to Rushdan. The Invention and Innovation Competition this year was organised for support staff for the [...]
2 October 2018 (Tuesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General (DG) Dato’ Dr Abd Latif Mohmod launched the new Glulam (Glue-laminated) Bridge at the Arapaima Pond in conjunction with the FRIM 33rd Anniversary Special Assembly this morning. Some of the staff attending the assembly. The Forest Products team posing for a group photograph with Abd Latif (middle). The bridge, fully installed by 18 August, is the third curved bridge. The first Glulam Bridge built in 1965 was straight and it was later replaced with curved bridges in 1984 and 2006 respectively. The bridge was built [...]
28 September 2018 (Friday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has successfully retained its MS ISO 9001:2015 certification after undergoing the external audit on 26-27 September. Samsudin (far right) chairing the Audit Opening Meeting. The audit process conducted at the Quality Management Unit. FRIM Forestry and Environment Division Director Dr Samsudin Musa chaired the Audit Opening Meeting at Licuala Meeting Room on 26 September. The audit aimed to ensure the compliance with the ISO 9001: 2015 Standard and corrective actions that have been implemented as a result of the previous audit. Khali Aziz speaking [...]
20 September 2018 (Thursday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) urges visitors, staff and campus residents to respect and comply with the rules and regulations set by the Institute to ensure public safety as well as for the conservation and sustainability of the forest. Joggers encroaching the forest area without nature guides. Thieves caught red-handed for stealing forest plants. Recently, there has a surge in the number of visitors and joggers encroaching FRIM’s prohibited areas, and some have been constantly breaking and damaging the locks on the gates erected at the entrance of off-limits areas. Among others, [...]
20 August 2018 (Monday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Facility Unit, Research Gallery and Visitor Information Centre (VIC) will be closed on 22 August (Wednesday), in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidiladha. The FRIM campus including jogging tracks, picnic area and Kepong Botanic Gardens remain open as usual. The campus is open from 5.30am to 7.30pm, with the last entry at 6.30pm. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For any enquiry kindly email to email@example.com.
15 August 2018 (Wednesday) – Secretary General of the Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATS), Dato’ Dr Tan Yew Chong visited Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) yesterday. Tan was greeted by FRIM Deputy Director General (DDG) (Operations) Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah, DDG (Research) Dr Ismail Harun and FRIM directorates at the Licuala Meeting Room. From left: Tan, Khali Aziz and Ismail discussing during the meeting. FRIM Forestry Biotechnology Director (left) speaking while Ganesan looks on. Khali Aziz gave a presentation of FRIM’s background as well as its roles and achievements in research, development and commercialisation [...]
7 August 2018 (Tuesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) had hosted Orienteering Challenge of the Malaysian Civil Service Sports and Welfare Council (MAKSAK Malaysia) at the FRIM campus, Kepong on 4 August. This year, MAKSAK of Federal Territory (MAKSWIP) was appointed to organise the challenge and FRIM was chosen as the event site. Khali Aziz (left) and Radin Hedly Shah delivering their speeches. The athletes participating the event. The award presentation ceremony was officiated by FRIM Deputy Director General (Operations) Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah. Also present, MAKSAK Malaysia General Secretary Radin Hedly Shah Radin Mohamad Hambali [...]
30 July 2018 (Monday) – A fig tree (Ficus binnendijkii) laden with fruits in front of the D4 building in Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has attracted many species of birds recently. FRIM Zoological Branch (ZOO) researchers conducted a bird watching activity on 26 July. They identified and recorded over 10 species, namely asian glossy starling (Aplonis panayensis), greater green leafbird (Chloropsis sonnerati) and yellow vented bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier). ZOO researcher Nor Hazwani Ahmad Ruzman (right) and Mohammad Shahfiz Azman observing the birds. The ficus tree named after Dr Francis Ng. Although a manmade forest, nearly 200 [...]