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FRIM hosts MAKSAK Orienteering Challenge

7 August 2018 (Tuesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) had hosted Orienteering Challenge of the Malaysian Civil Service Sports and Welfare Council (MAKSAK Malaysia) at the FRIM campus, Kepong on 4 August. This year, MAKSAK of Federal Territory (MAKSWIP) was appointed to organise the challenge and FRIM was chosen as the event site.  Khali Aziz (left) and Radin Hedly Shah delivering their speeches. The athletes participating the event. The award presentation ceremony was officiated by FRIM Deputy Director General (Operations) Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah. Also present, MAKSAK Malaysia General Secretary Radin Hedly Shah Radin Mohamad Hambali [...]

FRIM hosts MAKSAK Orienteering Challenge2018-08-10T17:27:42+00:00

Fruiting fig – attracts birds

30 July 2018 (Monday) – A fig tree (Ficus binnendijkii) laden with fruits in front of the D4 building in Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has attracted many species of birds recently. FRIM Zoological Branch (ZOO) researchers conducted a bird watching activity on 26 July. They identified and recorded over 10 species, namely asian glossy starling (Aplonis panayensis), greater green leafbird (Chloropsis sonnerati) and yellow vented bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier).  ZOO researcher Nor Hazwani Ahmad Ruzman (right) and Mohammad Shahfiz Azman observing the birds. The ficus tree named after Dr Francis Ng. Although a manmade forest, nearly 200 [...]

Fruiting fig – attracts birds2018-08-02T13:34:27+00:00

FRIM conducts taxidermy course

24 July 2018 (Tuesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Zoological Branch (ZOO) has conducted a Taxidermy Course for 16 of its staff on July 16. The course conducted by the branch head, Mohammad Shahfiz Azman, aimed at sharing knowledge and enhancing the skills of participants in taxidermy field. Mohamad Shahfiz described the background, techniques and functions of taxidermy at the introductory session. At the practical session, participants were given the opportunity to prepare wildlife specimens of small mammals such as rats and squirrels.   Mohammad Shahfiz explaining the background of taxidermy. Mohammad Shahfiz showing the participants the [...]

FRIM conducts taxidermy course2018-07-25T16:14:17+00:00

FRIM holds dialogue with furniture industry representatives

16 July 2018 (Monday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has organised a ‘Dialogue with Furniture Industry and Stakeholders’ on 11 July at the FRIM Auditorium, Kepong. The dialogue, conducted by FRIM Product Certification Services (FRIM PCS), was launched by FRIM Director General (DG) Dato’ Dr Abd Latif Mohmod and attended by over 100 furniture industry representatives. Abd Latif delivering his opening speech. From left: Amim, Salamah and Hashim during their respective presentations. The aim of the programme was to explain the FRIM PCS certification process for furniture products and the importance of complying with the specified [...]

FRIM holds dialogue with furniture industry representatives2018-07-24T16:42:17+00:00

FRIM organises seminar on traditional knowledge

9 July 2018 (Monday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has organised a ‘Seminar Pemuliharaan & Pemerkasaan Pengetahuan Tradisi 2018’ at the FRIM campus, Kepong on 3 July. The seminar themed, 'A decade of sustaining traditional knowledge legacy', aimed at sharing the current status of traditional knowledge project, experiences as well as opinions with other researchers, implementing agencies and the Orang Aslicommunity. This seminar was also held to promote the awareness to ensure the sharing of benefits in traditional knowledge applications. The seminar was officiated by FRIM Deputy Director General (Research) Dr Ismail Harun who represented the Ministry of Water, Land [...]

FRIM organises seminar on traditional knowledge2018-07-16T10:17:06+00:00

Elizabeth Wong joins FRIM’s gotong-royong with Community Friends

5 July 2018 (Thursday) - Bukit Lanjan State Assemblyman Elizabeth Wong Keat Ping has participated in the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Gotong-royongwith Community Friends held at Taman Warisan FRIM (FRIM Heritage Park) this morning. Over 100 FRIM staff and Community Friends including representatives from nearby communities joined the programme. The aim of the event was to increase public awareness on the importance of conserving natural heritage as well as promote support fro FRIM’s efforts to attain the UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Wong also planted a kundang tree (Bouea oppositifolia) to commemorate this special occasion. This species with edible fruits is [...]

Elizabeth Wong joins FRIM’s gotong-royong with Community Friends2018-07-16T10:37:34+00:00

FRIM retains ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation

29 June 2018 (Friday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has successfully retained the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation following a surveillance audit conducted from 26 to 28 June. Department of Standards Malaysia (STANDARDS MALAYSIA) auditors, namely Tan Kim Ho, Wong Siew Kwan dan Woo Seng Khee conducted the audit on laboratories related to mechanical and physical testing on 26–27 June; while Tan Kim Ho, Prof. Dr Son Radu dan Sim Ah Bah focused on facilities related to microbiological and biological testing on 28 June. Audit opening meeting at the Ixora Meeting Room.  Ismail speaking during the audit opening meeting. [...]

FRIM retains ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation2018-07-16T10:36:17+00:00

FRIM, leader in M’sia wood preservation

22 June 2018 (Friday) - Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) Wood Preservative Analytical Laboratory (MAAK) will be more diligent in conducting research to produce less toxic and more environmentally-friendly wood preservatives in collaboration with the industry as well as to develop faster chemical analysis methods in line with the 4.0 industrial revolution which emphasises modernisation such as use of large data, intelligent applications and robotics. MAAK is also committed to be an authoritative laboratory in support of the implementation of the Product Certification Services (PCS) established by FRIM. FRIM Director General Dato' Dr Abd Latif Mohmod said, "The rapid growth [...]

FRIM, leader in M’sia wood preservation2018-08-08T14:15:58+00:00

FRIM VIC, Research Gallery closed for Raya

13 June 2018 (Wednesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Research Gallery and Visitor Information Centre (VIC) will be closed on 14-20 June 2018, in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri. From left: FRIM Research Gallery and VIC. The FRIM jogging tracks, picnic area and Kepong Botanic Gardens will remain open for visitors. The campus is open from 5.30am to 7.30pm, with the last entry at 6.30pm. We apologise for any inconvenience. For any enquiry, kindly email to

FRIM VIC, Research Gallery closed for Raya2018-06-12T14:41:32+00:00

FRIM to assist herbal industry in enhancing product quality

5 June 2018 (Tuesday) - Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) is ready to work with any party in enhancing the quality of herbal product, competitiveness as well as the ability to penetrate local and international markets. FRIM has been recognised as a Centre of Excellence in Natural Products by Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation (Bioeconomy Corporation), an agency for the Malaysia bio-based industry development, under the purview of Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI). Four FRIM laboratories have obtained the BioNexus Partners (BNP) status from Bioeconomy Corporation. FRIM Phytochemistry (FK) Laboratory was accorded the status in October 2009, followed by the [...]

FRIM to assist herbal industry in enhancing product quality2018-06-25T11:38:15+00:00
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