18 November 2022 (Friday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) showcased its commercalisation efforts and achievements in forest-related economic development on the FRIM Commercialisation Day 2022 (HFK 2022) at the FRIM Auditorium in Kepong yesterday. HKF 2022, held at the FRIM Auditorium, was in line with the efforts of FRIM and industries as well as stakeholders to mainstream product commercialisation, technology packages, expertise and technical services and accreditation to empower local industries. The event was officiated by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources Deputy Secretary General (Natural Resources), Abdul Wahid Abu Salim. Also present, FRIM Director General (DG) Dr [...]
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21 September 2022 (Wednesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) forest genetic expert, Dr Lee Soon Leong, received the Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM) award from the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) this year. He received the TRSM certificate from Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Dato' Sri Dr Adham Baba at the certificate presentation ceremony of 2022 TRSM, held in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, along with 28 others scientists. An outstanding researcher, Lee was conferred the Malaysia Nature Society Tan Teck Guan Gold Medal Award in 1999; FRIM Best Scientist Award (2018); as well as FRIM Best Research Award (2012 and 2020). He has 25 years [...]
1 September 2022 (Thursday) Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) will offer ‘Forest Skywalk @ Night’ package to visitors starting 2 September 2022. Through this package, visitors can enjoy the night view of Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya including the various landmarks such as Petronas Twin Towers, KL Tower, Merdeka 118 Tower and The Exchange 106. FRIM Director General (DG) Dr Ismail Parlan launched the package at the Kepong Botanic Gardens on 30 August. Also present, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) Infrastructure Development Division Under Secretary Mohd Khairul Kassim, FRIM Deputy DG (Research) Dr Norwati Muhammad and FRIM Deputy DG [...]
27 August 2022 (Saturday) – The Director General (DG) of Public Service, Dato' Sri Mohd Shafiq Abdullah visited Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) yesterday. He was accompanied by Public Service Department (PSD) Research, Planning and Policy Division Director Dr Anesee Ibrahim; and Mohd Shafiq’s Special Officers Dr Nur Nazlina Mohd Hanipah and Mohd Zuhaidy A Rahman. This visit were also attended by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) Secretary General, Dato' Rosli Isa; as well as Biodiversity and Forestry Management Senior Undersecretary Norsham Abdul Latip. They were welcomed by FRIM DG Dr Ismail Parlan and Deputy DG (Research) Dr [...]
23 August 2022 (Tuesday) – Two books published by Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) entitled, ‘Lata Kekabu, Lenggong Permata Yang Tersembunyi’ and ‘Cantiknya Rotan’ have received the 2022 National Book Award for the category of Best General Book (Ecosystem) and Best General Book (Research) respectively. Both awards were presented by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Adjunct Professor Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed to FRIM Director General Dr Ismail Parlan at the 2022 National Book Award Ceremony which was held in conjunction with the International Book Conference, Malaysian Book Expo and Writers’ Club Forum in UPM this afternoon. Abu Kassim was accompanied by [...]
22 July 2022 (Friday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has successfully organised the Occupational Safety and Health Week (MKKP) on 19-21 July to raise awareness among the staff about safety and health aspects while carrying out daily tasks. The programme held in conjunction with World Occupational Safety and Health Day, celebrated yearly on 28 April, was officiated by Director General (DG) Dr Ismail Parlan on 19 July. Also present, Deputy DG (Research) Dr Norwati Mohamad and MKKP Vice Chairman Dr Zamree Md Shah. Ismail also presented prizes to the winners of the Occupational Safety and Health Montage Competition. Various activities [...]
9 June 2022 (Thursday) – The Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) Deputy Minister, YB Datuk Ali Biju attended the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Award Ceremony and ‘Jasamu Dikenang’ Ceremony, held at the Dewan Alwy, this morning. The ceremony was held to celebrate the achievements of FRIM’s outstanding staff in various fields as well as to recognise and give appreciation to retirees and those about to retire. FRIM Director General (DG) Dr Ismail Parlan delivered an opening remarks while the Deputy Minister officiated the ceremony by launching a new book entitled, ‘Khazanah Perubatan Melayu: Tumbuhan Ubatan Jilid 4’. Also present, KeTSA [...]
7 May 2022 (Saturday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has organised a special seminar which is a ‘side event’ during the XV World Forestry Congress 2021 which took place in Seoul, Korea, yesterday. The seminar ‘Mangrove Planting Initiatives in ASEAN Countries: Post Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004’ was themed, ‘Turning the tide: reversing deforestation and forest degradation’ and ‘Nature-based solutions for climate-change adaptation and mitigation and biodiversity conservation’. This event was a platform to present efforts to plant mangrove trees and coastal species as well as studies conducted in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand after the tsunami disaster on 26 December 2004. [...]
12 April 2022 (Tuesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Herbal Technology Centre (HTC) has received the certifications of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for Food and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) recently. These certifications validate HTC’s services in detecting, assessing and controlling sources of contamination that are significant to food safety while ensuring the products are safe for consumption. FRIM received the GMP Certificate for Food (MS 1480: 2019) and HACCP MS 1480: 2019 from KIWA International Certification (M) on 3 September 2021, as well as TQCSI HACCP Code: 2022, on 16 September 2021 for the new HTC’s extraction facility, [...]
5 April 2022 (Tuesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has received the Gold Award Winner of International Innovation Awards (IIA) category for Nature Inspired Germ Buster and Silver Award Winner of Public Service Innovation Award (PSIA) category for Herbal Industry Value Chain System (Herba Xpress) at the Malaysia Technology Expo 2022 (MTE 2022). The MTE was held on March 21-25 virtually and the results of the competition were announced on 25 March. The Nature Inspired Germ Buster innovation team led by Dr Mastura Mohtar included Mohd Ramdan Parman, Wan Sabariah Shuib, Dr Saiful Azmi Johari, Mazurah Mohd Isa and Hannan [...]