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About Malaysian Forestry Conference 2018

The Malaysian Forestry Conference (MFC) is held in every three years on a rotational basis amongst the Forestry Departments of Sarawak, Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia. The Conference provides a forum for the Malaysian Foresters to exchange and share information, views and experiences in the administration, management and developments of the nation’s forest resources. Since the first MFC in 1966, a total of 17 Conferences were held. The 18th MFC will be hosted by the Forest Department of Sarawak & Sarawak Forestry Corporation, which is also the 6th of such Conference to be held in Sarawak.

Conference Schedule

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Event Schedule

Main Organizer

Sarawak Forest
Forestry Sarawak
Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation
Harwood Timber Sdn Bhd
Sarawak Timber Association


Deputy Director of Forests Sarawak

Sub-Theme 1
Forest Governance : Policy, Legislation and Enforcement

Head of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Division

Sub-Theme 2
Sustainable Forest Management :Technology, Innovation and Practices

Senior Director Forest Management Division

Sub-Theme 3
Forest Biodiversity : Conservation, Restoration, Rehabilitation and Protection

Manager & Timber Technology Centre (TTC), Sarawak Forestry Corporation Sdn Bhd (SFCSB)

Sub-Theme 4
Plantation Forestry / Industrial Forest : Wood Production and Wood Based Industry

Deputy Chief Conservator of Forests (Forest Sector Planning), Sabah Forestry Department

Sub-Theme 5:
Forest Ecosystem Services : Food, Water. Energy, Climate and Recreation, PES. REDD+

Director of Forest Plantation and Forest Protection Division, Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia

Sub-Theme 6
Forest Beyond Timber : Social Forestry, Ecotourism, Education Programmes, Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP)


Abdul Wahab Ahmad
Senior Assistant Director, Forest Department Sarawak

Pencegahan dan Penguatkuasaan Hutan di Sarawak

Mohd Ridzuwan bin Endot
Director of Forest Enforcement,

Precision of Enforcement to Combat Forest Crime

Willy Chin Siaw Min
Compliance Executive, Sarawak Forestry Corporation

Preventing vs Enforcement One-Stop Compliance  Centre (OSCC) experience.      

Mahali Yusin
Prosecuting Officer, Sabah Forestry Department

Forest Enforcement in Sabah and the way forward

Valeria Linggok
Forest Conservator, Sabah Forestry Deparment

Mangroves mapping and monitoring using free  access Satellite Imagery as inputs data for  Mangroves Information System in Sabah

Voon Mufeng
GIS Executive, Sarawak Forestry Corporation

Development of Geospatial Solution for Assessing Residual Forest Stand Characteristic and Timber  Stocking towards sustainable forestry.

Mohd Radhi Chu Abdullah
Head of Wetlands Forest, Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia

Sustainable Management And Conservation Of Peat Swamp Forest In Peninsular Malaysia

Madeline George Pau
Senior Executive Forester, Forest Department Sarawak

Strengthening Sustainable Forest Management Through Forest Management Certification

Fauzan Misron
District Forest Officer, Kelantan State Forestry Department

Conservation Of Rafflesia In Kelantan, Peninsular Malaysia: The  Role Of Kelantan State Forestry Department

Habibah Salleh
Research Officer, Forest Department Sarawak

Diversity of Aphyllophoraceous Fungal Community Structure at Kubah National

Dr Joan T. Pereira
Senior Research Officer, Sabah Forestry Department

Approaching a decade of IUCN Red Lis Assessment:  the way forward.

Mr Nickson Joseph Robi
Local Coordinator RIMBA Sarawak project, Sarawak Forestry Corporation

Research for Intensified Management of Bio-Rich Areas (RIMBA) of Sarawak

Phui Seng Loi
Plantation Executive/Researcher, SARAWAK FORESTRY CORPORATION

Planted Forest Research Programme towards viable Industrial Forest Establishment in Sarawak.

Eyen Khoo
Senior Research Officer, Sabah Forestry Department

Establishment of Plantation Demonstration  Plots for local timber species

Aurelia, D. C.
Research Officer, Forest Department Sarawak


Helmy Tariq Othman
Senior Assistant Director, Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia

Pembangunan Ladang Hutan Di Semenanjung Malaysia – Isu Dan Cabaran

Robert M. Mijol
District Forestry Officer of Ulu Segama-Malua, Sabah Forestry Department

From Degraded to Functional Forest: A success story.

Salfa Katira Abdul Kadir
Research Officer, Forest Department Sarawak

Spatial Variation of Disturbed Soil in a Mangrove Ecosystem based on their physical and chemical properties.

Mohammad Ezhar Yusuf
Head of Section, Forest Planning & Management, Perak State Forestry Department

Skim Pembayaran Perkhidmatan Ekosistem (Payment  For Ecosystem Services, PES) Menerusi Projek Mini  Hidro Di Hutan Simpanan Kekal Negeri Perak 

Connie Geri
Biologist, Sarawak Forestry Corporation

Creating Green Lung for Miri through the “Bring Back The Rainforest” Project.

Nor Lokman Bin Muhamad Nor @ Fakru
Senior Assistant Director, Terengganu State Forestry Department

Sport Fishing for Sustainable Non-Timber Forest Products (Ntfps) At Puah Reservoir, Terengganu: A Case Study And Preliminary Assessment

Suliman Haji Jamahari
Assistant Director, International Affair Division, Forest Department Sarawak

Beginning of A Journey: Implementation Of Gaharu Agronomy at Ulu Sungai Menyang Conservation Area

Rashidah Binti Maqbool Rehman
Project Officer, Sabah Forestry Department

Building Partnership Through Community-Based Monitoring in Redd+: Case Study of The Eu Programme Entitled “Tackling Climate Change Through Sustainable Forest Management and Community Development” in Sabah.

Jacqualine Anak Henry Ripan
Environment Executive, Sarawak Forestry Corporation

Local Communities Engagement Towards Forest Management Certification in Sarawak:Issues and Perceptions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When and where will the conference take place?

It will take place from 31st July to 2nd August 2018 at Imperial Hotel Kuching, Sarawak.

Q. Can I register to attend this conference?

Due to limitations, this conference is by invitation only. However, you can register your interest with us.

Q. When & how can we download the speaker's presentation?

As a registered participant, you can download the full papers and presentation slides after the conference.

Q. Can someone replace me if I cannot attend the conference?

Yes, please do get in touch with our secretariat.

Q. Who do I contact if I have a enquiry/complaint

To address your enquiries or concerns, please contact our secretariat for assistance during the event or email to

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Event Venue

Imperial Hotel Kuching
Jalan Datuk Tawi Sli, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

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