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FRIM gets two more MBR recognitions

12 December 2018 (Wednesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has received two more Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) certificates this morning. This time, the certificates were for FRIM as the 'First Forest Research Institute in Malaysia' and for the FRIM Director General (DG), Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod as the ‘First Forest Researcher appointed as Chairman of the Association of Asia-Pacific Forest Institutions (APAFRI) for a third time’. Abd Latif (right) receiving the MBR certificates presented by Mohamad Alex. Abd Latif with five MBR certificates he received earlier. The certificates were presented by Mohamad Alex Edward, [...]

FRIM gets two more MBR recognitions2018-12-14T19:01:02+00:00

FRIM objects to degazettement of Bukit Lagong FR

10 December 2018 (Monday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has submitted its views and objections to the proposed degazettement and development of parts of the Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve (FR) in Gombak. The official response was sent to the Selangor State Forestry Department (FD) on 6 December. “We have been contacted by the media and civil society since 23 November to make our stand on this issue. Some of our visitors are accusing FRIM of being involved in the proposed degazettement. Some even thought that our decision to close off our Rover Track in 2016 was to make way for [...]

FRIM objects to degazettement of Bukit Lagong FR2018-12-13T14:50:44+00:00

FRIM DG re-elected as APAFRI Chairman for 3rd time

29 November 2018 (Thursday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General (DG) Dato’ Dr Abd Latif Mohmod, has been unanimously re-elected to the Chair of the Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions (APAFRI) Executive Committee for another term from 2018 to 2021. Abd Latif delivering his speech.  Attendees of the APAFRI General Assembly posing for a group photograph.  APAFRI announced the decision at its Eighth General Assembly held in Putrajaya, Malaysia, today. The FRIM DG was first elected as the Chair during the APAFRI’s Fifth General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur in 2009 and again in Guangzhou, [...]

FRIM DG re-elected as APAFRI Chairman for 3rd time2018-12-01T07:05:40+00:00

FRIM organises tech talk

28 November 2018 (Wednesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) organised a FRIM Technology Talk themed, 'Sustainable Forestry: Innovations and Solutions', at the Kinta Riverfront Hotel in Ipoh yesterday. The programme officiated by FRIM Director General (DG) Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod aimed to highlight the results and output of FRIM research and development (R&D) projects, serve the needs of stakeholders in the field of forestry and forest products in general as well as provide solutions and share information.  Abd Latif speaking at the opening ceremony while Khali Aziz (far left) and Samsudin look on.  Samsudin (left) and [...]

FRIM organises tech talk2018-12-04T16:44:25+00:00

FRIM to organise tech talk

19 November 2018 (Monday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) will organise join a FRIM Technology Talk themed, 'Sustainable Forestry: Innovations and Solutions', to promote its services or forge research and development (R&D) collaborations. Forestry-related managers, entrepreneurs and industry players as well as members of the public in the Northern Zone are invited to attend the programme held on 27 November, at the Kinta Riverfront Hotel, Ipoh. ​ FRIM Tech Talk poster. “The programme aims to highlight the results and output of FRIM R&D projects, serve the needs of stakeholders in the field of forestry and forest products in [...]

FRIM to organise tech talk2018-11-28T15:19:05+00:00

FRIM-JWN-JPBD organise Selangor heritage sites conference

19 November 2018 (Monday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), National Heritage Department (JWN) and the Selangor Town and Country Planning Department (JPBD) have co-organised 2018 Selangor Heritage Sites Conference on 14 and 15 November in Shah Alam. The opening ceremony on 14 November was officiated by Selangor Malay Customs and Heritage Corporation (PADAT) Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Paiman Keromo who represented Selangor Tourism and Culture, Malay Customs and Heritage Exco Datuk Abdul Rashid Asari. ​ From left: Zainah, Abd Latif, Paiman, Khairulzaman and Noorsiha during the launching ceremony. Zainah (far left), Paiman (middle) and Abd Latif discussing during [...]

FRIM-JWN-JPBD organise Selangor heritage sites conference2018-12-06T08:59:26+00:00

FRIM organises Rafflesia seminar

14 November 2018 (Wednesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has organised 2018 Rafflesia in Malaysia Seminar, themed 'Rafflesia Research Status: a Perspective' at the FRIM Auditorium yesterday. The aim of this seminar, the first of its kind ever organised, was to share information on research and development (R&D), scientific findings, technology and conservation on Rafflesia in Malaysia. The event, jointly organised by FRIM, Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) and Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV), was officiated by FRIM Director General Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod.  Abd Latif (left) and Samsudin delivering their respective speeches.  From left: Zulhisham, Sharifah Shahrul [...]

FRIM organises Rafflesia seminar2018-12-06T08:57:22+00:00

FRIM to go all out for UNESCO status

12 November 2018 (Monday) – Encouraged by the recent budget announcement and government support, Forest Research Institute Malaya (FRIM) is stepping up efforts in its pursuit of the UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS) status. “The budget reflects the government’s seriousness in conserving the country’s forests and its support for FRIM’s effort to attain the UNESCO WHS status by 2020. I have initiated this effort since 2008 and set up a strong team to work towards this, with the support of the Selangor Government and the Natural Heritage Department. With continued strong backing, I am confident we will be successful,” said Dato’ [...]

FRIM to go all out for UNESCO status2018-11-19T17:12:15+00:00

FRIM Members meet at KATS

10 November 2018 (Saturday) - Members of the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has met at the Berlian Meeting Room, Wisma Sumber Asli, in Putrajaya yesterday morning.  Abd Latif (right) and Tan at the meeting. Jack Liam, representing the Forest Department Sarawak at the meeting with other Institute Members. The meeting was chaired by Dato' Dr Tan Yew Chong, the Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATS) Ministry Secretary General who is also the Chairman of the Institute. Also present were Dato' Suhaimi Mamat, Deputy KSU (Land and Natural Resources) KATS; FRIM Director General (DG), Dato' [...]

FRIM Members meet at KATS2018-11-19T17:13:30+00:00

FRIM researcher gets Japan international award

7 November 2018 (Wednesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) researcher Dr Farah Fazwa Md Ariff received the prestigious 2018 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers at the United Nations University Tokyo, Japan yesterday. Farah Fazwa, who heads the FRIM Herbs and Trees Improvement Branch, was chosen for her innovative and beneficial research in the production of high quality planting materials of important herbal species in Malaysia, Labisia pumila (kacip fatimah). Farah Fazwa showing the award certificate and medal.  Farah Fazwa receiving the certificate from Yoshio (left pix) and the medal from Masa.  FRIM Director General Dato’ [...]

FRIM researcher gets Japan international award2018-11-12T15:51:22+00:00
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