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 the visit to poster exhibition.|
Also present were FRIM Director General (DG) Dato’ Dr Abd Latif Mohmod, Dato’ Dr Zainah Ibrahim, JWN DG; Selangor JPBD Deputy Director Khairulzaman Ibrahim and FRIM Heritage Site Management Programme (FRIM-WHS) Head Noorsiha Ayop.
Paiman also launched FRIM’s latest publication entitled, ‘Diaries of F.W. Foxworthy, Malaysia’s First Forest Research Officer’, which is an important record of the early establishment of the Institute as well as the planting activities at the campus.
The two-day conference aimed to share scientific findings related to the outstanding universal values for FRIM and Gombak Selangor Quartz Ridge as well as providing a platform for collaboration to further strengthen the recognition process of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
|Some of the conference participants.||Siti Zuraina (left) and Ng during their respective presentations.|
The conference was attended by 130 participants comprising researchers, academicians, representatives of relevant agencies, policy makers and stakeholders.
Among the presentation topics were ‘UNESCO World Heritage Site: Challenges in Dossier Preparation’ by Prof. Emeritus Datin Paduka Siti Zuraina Abdul Majid, former JWN DG and ‘FRIM History and Outstanding Universal Value’ by Dr Francis Ng, former FRIM Deputy DG.