7 July 2020 (Tuesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Director General (DG) Datuk Dr Abd Latif Mohmod launched the Institute’s 35th Anniversary Logo held in conjunction with the research meeting at the FRIM Auditorium, Kepong, yesterday.
The launching of the logo is significant and meaningful as 2020 is also the 35th year of Abd Latif’s service at FRIM as well as his 12th year as the DG.
|From left: Mohd Rosli, Gan and Zahari during their respective presentation.||The meeting conducted simultaneously at (clockwise from top left): Auditorium, Garcinia-Morinda Room, Licuala Room and ‘FRIM Wall of Fame’ foyer.|
Abd Latif, who was accompanied by Deputy DG (Operations) Dr Khali Aziz Hamzah, Deputy DG (Research) Dato’ Dr Marzalina Mansor, also launched two FRIM publication entitled, ‘Construction of The Glulam Bridge at FRIM’ and ‘Ulaman & Herba Masakan di FRIM: Amalan Tradisi & Khasiat Ubatan’ respectively.
The meeting was simultaneously live streamed at Garcinia-Morinda Room, Licuala Room as well as ‘FRIM Wall of Fame’ foyer in compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) by the National Security Council as ensuring social distancing. The live streaming facility, coordinated by Information Technology Branch, enabled the participation of 288 FRIM officers.
Two presentations were made at the meeting, chaired by Technical Services Director Mahmudin Saleh, namely:
• ‘Ke arah Malaysia Open Science Policy’ (MOSP) by Research Policy and Planning Branch Head Dr Mohd Rosli Haron; as well as
• ‘E-Penulisan’ by Research Planning Director Dr Gan Kee Seng dan System Development Unit Head Zahari Othman.
|Khali Aziz (left) presenting a merbau plaque to Abd Latif.||FRIM’s 35th anniversary logo.|
Following that was a montage prepared by the Corporate Communication Unit (CCU) and the FRIM DG’s speech.
The ceremony ended with the presentation of a gift by FRIM Officers’ Fund Chairman Mohammad Shahfiz Azman and Marzalina to Abd Latif. Khali Aziz also presented a token of appreciation made of merbau wood to the DG in conjunction with the First Anniversary of Merbau as Malaysia’s National Tree. Abd Latif played a key role in achieving the target of having a national tree to highlighting the importance of forests.