FRIM to reopen KBG from 2 October

17 September 2021 (Friday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) will reopen Kepong Botanic Gardens (KBG) starting 2 October (Saturday) while Forest Skywalk, FRIM’s main campus and Taman Warisan will remain closed. KBG will be open from 8.00am to 6.00pm (last entry: 30 minutes before closing time) from Saturday until Thursday. The garden will be closed every Friday. Joggers must abide by the following: Only fully vaccinated joggers are allowed to enter and required to display vaccination evidence; Number of joggers at any one time at KBG: maximum 200 people, controlled using a tagging system; Areas allowed: Only on paved roads [...]

FRIM to reopen KBG from 2 October2021-09-22T09:11:42+08:00

KeTSA, FRIM, The Habitat Foundation organise mass flowering webinar

3 August 2021 (Tuesday) – The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA), Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and The Habitat Foundation co-organised ‘Mass Flowering of the Malaysian Rainforest’ webinar on 30 July 2021. The webinar was held to share interesting research findings on mass flowering as well as to highlight strategies and activities undertaken by various agencies and organisations to ensure the production of mass planting materials for forest conservation and restoration. Ismail as the moderator of the webinar. The list of topics by respective speakers. The session was the second series of webinars in conjunction [...]

KeTSA, FRIM, The Habitat Foundation organise mass flowering webinar2021-08-18T13:24:41+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 appoints new division directors

23 June 2021 (Wednesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) announced the appointment of several new division directors following the retirement of several directors recently. On 31 May, FRIM Director General (DG) Dr Ismail Parlan handed over the letter of appointment to Wan Zahiri Wan Yaacob as the new Director of Technical Services Division effective 1 June. Also present was FRIM Human Resources Director Mohd Asmawee Ismail. Wan Zahiri took over the position from Mahmudin Saleh who was previously the Director of technical services as well as the innovation and commercialisation divisions. From left: Mohd Asmawee, Ismail [...]

FRIM appoints new division directors2021-06-30T13:18:12+08:00

FRIM plants trees, celebrate environment day

5 June 2021 (Saturday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General (DG) Dr Ismail Parlan and his wife Norazian Adam planted mulberry, putat, kaffir lime and key lime trees in their yard in Rawang this morning in conjunction with World Environment Day celebration. FRIM staff and family members also planted trees today. They included Forestry Biotechnology Director Dr Mohd Zaki Abdullah; Administration Director Liza Ismail; FRIM Research Station in Bidor (SPF Bidor) Coordinator Dr Ang Lai Hoe; Dr Sharmiza Adnan (FRIM Product Certification Services Managing Director); Nik Azyyati Abdul Kadir (Environmental Education Branch); Amrah Toha (DG Office); Rashidah Hasnim [...]

FRIM plants trees, celebrate environment day2021-06-25T09:05:11+08:00

Ismail Parlan, the Fifth FRIM DG

10 May 2021 (Monday) - Dr Ismail Parlan has been appointed as the fifth Director General (DG) of Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) effective 30 April 2021. He was the Forestry and Environment Division Director before replacing Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah who has retired. Ismail started his career at FRIM as a Research Officer on 16 August 1996 in the field of management and conservation of wetland forest ecosystems, especially peat swamp forests in Malaysia. Ismail obtained his PhD from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 2009 and  Masters (Forest Management) from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 2001. He graduated [...]

Ismail Parlan, the Fifth FRIM DG2021-05-11T19:55:59+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, FELCRA Cooperation collaborate in dissemination of R&D findings

9 April 2021 (Friday) - Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) has signed a collaboration agreement with the Rancangan FELCRA Gugusan Bayai Berhad Cooperation (KPRFGB) to disseminate the Institute’s research and development (R&D) findings to boost the income of the B40 group among the cooperation’s members. An documents exchange session between the two parties was held on 6 April in Kampung Serting Ulu, Simpang Pertang Negeri Sembilan in conjunction with the inauguration of ‘Merakyatkan Hasil R&D FRIM melalui Pemindahan Teknologi bagi Projek Penanaman Herba Terpilih Secara Sistem Selingan untuk Penghasilan Produk Berkualiti Tinggi’ Progamme by FRIM Deputy Director General (Research) Dr [...]

FRIM, FELCRA Cooperation collaborate in dissemination of R&D findings2021-04-23T12:21:31+08:00

FRIM organises biodiversity-related training module refinement workshop

31 March 2021 (Wednesday) - FRIM conducted a Workshop on Refinement of Teachers’ Training Module Related to Biodiversity for the ‘Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into Public Education System through Training of Teachers’ Project yesterday at Licuala Meeting Room as well as via virtual conferencing. FRIM has been appointed as the executor for the pilot project initiated by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) and funded by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB). Noor Azlin speaking at the workshop. Group picture of organisers, the participants and Noor Azlin (seated, middle). The workshop was chaired by FRIM Deputy [...]

FRIM organises biodiversity-related training module refinement workshop2021-04-23T08:29:00+08:00
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