4 November 2019 (Monday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) would like to remind all visitors not to enter prohibited areas within its campus especially the forest, planting plots, arboreta or nature trails without being accompanied by FRIM guides or staff to avoid any untoward incidents.
On 1 November, a visitor was reported missing in FRIM forest. Yeam Sai Ming, 62, had fallen and injured his head after entering FRIM forest from 10.00 am and was only found by a rescue team, comprising members of FRIM enforcement, Selayang Fire and Rescue Station and Desa Jaya Police Station, at 6.30pm.
|Abd Latif urges visitors to comply with FIRM regulations.||Media reports of previous cases at FRIM.|
All FRIM nature trails have been closed to all unguided visitors since June 2016 for the safety of visitors and conservation of the forest designated for research.
Several cases of visitors losing their way in the forest such as on 1 January 2016, 26 February and 3 March this year alone while the most serious case happened in December 2010, where a visitor was lost for several days.
FRIM Director General Datuk Dr Abd Latif Mohmod urged visitors to comply with the FRIM regulations.
|Firemen taking a closer look at Yeam’s injury.||Members of the rescue team posing for a picture with Yeam (forth from right).|
“Please do not be disrespectful, and put your lives at risk, causing worries to your family as well as inconveniencing all others,” he added.
For information or queries activities at FRIM, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call FRIM Visitor Information Centre (VIC) at 03-6279 7592/ 7648/ 7596.