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FRIM researcher receives Outstanding Young Chemist Award

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 [...]

FRIM researcher receives Outstanding Young Chemist Award2022-12-20T12:00:31+08:00

FRIM wins two awards at SRIE2022

11 October 2022 (Tuesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has won two awards at the Selangor Research, Development and Innovation Expo (SRIE2022) on 6-9 October in Kuala Lumpur. SRIE2022 received 1,000 entries for the R&D Award of which only 58 were shortlisted according to the required quality. Four FRIM inventions were shortlisted, three inventions in the biotechnology clusters and one in applied physics and chemistry cluster. FRIM Achievements: First Place in the Biotechnology Cluster Category for 'JKT22: Potential Clone of Chromolaena odorata for Cosmeceutical Industry' by Dr Farah Fazwa Md Arif, Syafiqah Nabilah Samsul Bahari, Norhayati Saffie, Dr Fadhilah Zainudin, [...]

FRIM wins two awards at SRIE20222022-10-27T15:54:53+08:00

FRIM scientist receives Top Research Scientist Award

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 [...]

FRIM scientist receives Top Research Scientist Award2022-10-31T08:37:44+08:00

FRIM records some achievements at seminars/conferences

5 July 2021 (Monday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has recorded several outstanding achievements at seminars/conferences conducted virtually as an adaptation to new normal. The Forest Products Division research team led by Nur Areisman Mohd Salleh won a Silver medal at the Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2021 for the innovation of ‘Biodegradable Face Mask from Lignocellulosic Materials and Nanofibers’. FRIM’s award winning poster in NFTS 2020 (left) and the screen shot of the seminar. Nur Areisman’s presentation slide at MTE. FRIM won the medal under the Covid-19 International Innovation Awards II category. MTE 2021 took place [...]

FRIM records some achievements at seminars/conferences2021-08-11T16:17:00+08:00

FRIM celebrates achievements, give appreciation to staff

22 April 2021 (Thursday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) held the FRIM 2020 Awards Ceremony and ‘Jasamu Dikenang‘ Ceremony on 8 April to celebrate outstanding staff for their achievements in various fields as well as to honour retirees and those about to retire for their service and contributions. The ceremony held at the FRIM Auditorium and by tele-conference was officiated by FRIM Director General (DG) Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah. Also present, Deputy Director General (Research) Dr Norwati Muhammad. Khali Aziz (left) delivering the opening speech and Gan speaking on behalf of the retirees. Mohd Ghazali (left) and [...]

FRIM celebrates achievements, give appreciation to staff2021-04-30T10:59:41+08:00

FRIM sets another MBR, for Malay TK project

20 April 2021 (Tuesday) - The Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) has presented another new record certificate for Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) to Director General (DG) Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah yesterday, this time for ‘Most number of Malay Traditional Practitioners interviewed for Traditional Knowledge (TK) on Medicinal Plants’. The records is for the project ‘Pendokumentasian Secara Komprehensif Pengetahuan Tradisi Melayu berkaitan Tumbuhan Ubatan di Semenanjung Malaysia’, funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry (MAFI). Jwan Heah (left) presenting the MBR certificate to Khali Aziz. From left: Toh, Jwan Heah, Khali Aziz, Norini and Nik Musaadah [...]

FRIM sets another MBR, for Malay TK project2021-05-24T11:01:45+08:00

FRIM gets two more MBR certs

24 June 2020 (Wednesday) – Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) has presented two new MBR certificates for Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) to Director General Datuk Dr Abd Latif Mohmod yesterday. The certificates for the new records, namely the ‘First to Establish Tongkat Ali Hairy Root Culture in the Bioreactor’ and ‘Most Number of Sub-Ethnic Orang Asli Traditional Knowledge (TK) Documented on Medicinal & Aromatic Plants’ were presented by MBR Director of Business, Jwan Heah Yeow Hooi. From left: Norwati, Jwan Heah, Abd Latif and Nor Hasnida during the ‘First to Establish Tongkat Ali Hairy Root Culture in [...]

FRIM gets two more MBR certs2020-06-25T15:02:20+08:00

FRIM DG receives appreciation from MTIB

18 June 2020 (Thursday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General (DG) Datuk Dr Abd Latif Mohmod received a special gift in the form of a laser engraved portrait of himself from the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) DG Mohd Kheiruddin Mohd Rani as a token of appreciation for his services and contributions. The gift was presented during the MTIB Audit Committee meeting chaired by Abd Latif, this morning. Abd Latif has been a member and the chairman of the committee since 2008. The meeting this morning was his last as he will retire at the end of August. [...]

FRIM DG receives appreciation from MTIB2020-06-24T09:23:47+08:00

FRIM celebrates staff’s achievements online

15 June 2020 (Monday) – Although unable to organise an award ceremony, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) still demonstrated its appreciation towards staff for their outstanding contributions and achievements in 2019 through emails. The lists of award recipients were unveiled in stages by the FRIM Human Resources Division via email since 21 May. A total of 206 FRIM staff received excellence awards in 15 different categories based not only on their commitment to work, but also on their involvement in social activities, sports and team spirit. Some of the 2019 FRIM Award recipients. Dr Ang Lai Hoe was [...]

FRIM celebrates staff’s achievements online2020-06-17T09:10:11+08:00

FRIM DG: Malaysia’s Reading Icon

15 May 2020 (Friday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General (DG) Datuk Dr Abd Latif Mohmod has been chosen as Malaysia’s Reading Icon by Dewan Kosmik for its April 2020 edition, in conjunction with the National Reading Decade campaign. Abd Latif has produced over 300 scientific articles, journals and books for knowledge sharing. Out of the books produced with other FRIM researchers, four had won the 'National Book Awards' in 2019, 2016, 2013 and 2010. Abd Latif Mohmod chosen as the Malaysia Reading Icon by Dewan Kosmik magazine. His many achievements were recognised by many including [...]

FRIM DG: Malaysia’s Reading Icon2020-06-18T09:59:00+08:00
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