16 June 2023 (Friday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) held the FRIM 2022 Award Ceremony and ‘Jasamu Dikenang’ Ceremony last night to celebrate FRIM staff who have shown excellent work performance throughout the year 2022 as well as to celebrate the retirement of FRIM retirees and those about to retiree. The ceremony, held at Dewan Alwy, Kepong, was officiated by the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment, and Climate Change (NRECC) Deputy Secretary General (Natural Resources), Abdul Wahid Abu Salim. Also present, FRIM Director General (DG) Dr Ismail Parlan, Deputy DG (Operations) Dr Lillian Chua, FRIM Institute Member Lokman Mohamad [...]
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14 April 2023 (Friday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) soil scientist Dr V. Jeyanny Vijayanathan received recognition from the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) for being the ‘First Malaysian soil scientist to be selected as panel for Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Intergovernmental Technical Panel of Soils (ITPS)’. This is the 46th MBR record for FRIM. The MBR certificate was presented by MBR Senior Record Consultant Siti Hajar Johor at the MBR headquarter in Kuala Lumpur this morning. Also present, FRIM Director General Dr Ismail Parlan, FRIM Corporate Communication Head Toh An Nee and Research Officer Praveena Balai Kerishnan. [...]
20 March 2023 (Monday) –Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has won two gold medals and two silver medals for the International Innovation Awards (IIA) category and a Special Award from the International Federation of Inventors' Associations (IFIA) for Best Invention Medal at the Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2023 on 16-18 March. MTE 2023, held in Kuala Lumpur, was attended by participants from 13 countries including Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Poland, Iran, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Azerbaijan, France, Singapore and China. FRIM's achievements are as follows: Gold medal and Special Award from IFIA for Best Invention Medal for Ciéra: Nature Inspired [...]
20 February 2023 (Monday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) will waive the entrance fee to the Kepong Botanic Gardens (KBG) for all Malaysian senior citizens aged 60 and above starting 21 March 2023 in conjunction with the International Day of Forests (IDF) celebration. The entrance fee will also be waived for all visitors on selected forestry and environmental-related days such as IDF on 21 March; International Day for Biological Diversity (22 May); and World Environment Day (5 June). FRIM Director General Dr Ismail Parlan announced the decision at the launch of the institute’s Series of Public Talks on 18 [...]
18 January 2023 (Wednesday) – A total of 16 participants of the 1st Workshop of Asian Urban Forests Network (AUFN) for People and Environment visited Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong on 11 January as part of the excursion programme of the workshop. Led by FRIM’s nature guides, the participants visited the Forest Skywalk at the Kepong Botanic Gardens, FRIM Research Gallery and brought for trekking along the forest trails to see the ‘crown shyness’ phenomenon. Jointly organised by National Institute of Forest Science (NIFoS), Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions (APAFRI) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), [...]
5 December 2022 (Monday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Researcher ChM Dr Mohamad Nasir Mat Arip has received the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (IKM) Outstanding Young Chemist Award 2022 (Industry) for his contribution in the field of advanced wood preservation technology. He received the award from IKM President Datuk ChM Dr Soon Ting Kueh at the 2022 Chemistry Night ceremony held in Petaling Jaya on 2 December. Mohamad Nasir was the Wood Preservative Analytical Laboratory (MAAK) Head before being appointed as the FRIM Research Policy and Planning Branch Head, a position he holds today. He has 17 years of [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]