January2016STA Review

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January2016STA dan Rakan2

STA dan Rakan2 is a monthly publication to disseminate information on technical and training matters to STA Members and associates in Government agencies.

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P1010021Exhibition Centre

STA Exhibition Centre showcases products and work done by its members. It serves as an education and focal point for information related to forest and timber industry in Sarawak. The Centre is open to the public free of charge. More info

Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Discovery through Transcriptome Sequencing and Association Mapping of Kelampayan (UNIMAS)

This project identified the linkages between gene markers (i.e. Single Nucleotide Polymorphism, SNP) and favourable traits (physical wood property and growth traits) of Kelampayan through association mapping or genomics-assisted breeding coupled with the next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies.

The Kelampayan Transcriptome Database and SNP Discovery Research Final Report can be downloaded from the link below:-

http://sta.org.my/index.php/about-sta/roles-functions/research-development

Office Bearers, Category Chairman & Council Members

STA Office Bearers for the year 2016 and 2017
 
Chairman
YBhg Pemanca Datuk Wong Kie Yik
Vice Chairmen
YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong Hiew King
YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Ling Chiong Ho
Honorary Secretary
YBhg Dato Henry Lau Lee Kong
Honorary Treasurer
Mr Philip Choo Kwong Hui
 
Category Chairman & Council Members
 
Log Marketing

Ms Wong Haw Ing, Audrey
(Category Chairman)

YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Lau Hieng Wui, Jimmy
YBhg Temenggong Dato Lau Lee Ming, Vincent
YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong Hiew King
YBhg Dato’ Tiong Ing
YBhg Pemanca Datuk Wong Kie Yik
Mr Ho Yam Kuan, James
Ms Lau Kor Ping
Ms Lau Kor See, Adeline
Mr Ling Chai Hoe
Mr Ling Lu Kuang
Mr Yaw Chee Chik

Hill Logging

YBhg Dato’ Sri Law Kiu Kiong  
(Category Chairman)

YBhg Dato Lau Lee Kong, Henry
YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Ling Chiong Ho
Mr Cheng Hwa Tang, Desmond
Mr Lau Ching Hoo, Joseph
Mr Lau Puong Ying
Mr Law Hui Kong, Kenny
Mr Ling Ting Sie
Mr Ling Uong Chong
Mr Ting Jack Hui
Mr Tsen Teck Fen

Swamp Logging

Mr Philip Choo Kwong Hui
(Category Chairman)

Mr Ting Kai Hoon 

Sawmilling

Ms Wong Haw Bing, Annie
(Category Chairman)

YBhg Dato’ Tai Cheong, James
Mr Lau Ngi Chong
Mr Lau Swee Nguong
Ms Loretta Lau

Panel Products

Mr Ling Lu Kiong, James
(Category Chairman)

YBhg Dato Sri Wong Haw Yeong, Patrick
YBhg Dato Wong Kuo Hea
Mr Lau Hui Siew, John
Mr Lau Lee Kiong, Stephen
Mr Ling Chiong Sing

Moulding

YBhg Penghulu Law Buong Hoo 
(Category Chairman)

Mr Tiong Chiong Chung

Furniture & Other Woodworking

Mr Yek Siew Liong
(Category Chairman)

Mr Yap Fui Fook

Timber Products Marketing

Mr Hii Hium Ung, Stephen
(Category Chairman)

Mr Lau Tee Mei
Mr Teng Kheng Hong, Augustine 
Mr Teng Kheng Huh, Patrick

Forest Plantation

Mr Ling Kwong Hung, Peter 
(Category Chairman) 

YBhg Datuk  Amar Haji Abdul Hamed Haji Sepawi
Mr Ling Chii Huo
Mr Tiong Chiong Ong

 

Permanent Council Members

Group  Permanent Member
 KTS Group of Companies   YBhg Dato Lau Lee Kong, Henry
 YBhg Temenggong Dato Lau Lee Ming, Vincent
 Rimbunan Hijau Group of Companies  YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong Hiew King
 Mr Tiong Chiong Ong
 Samling Group of Companies   Mr Ho Yam Kuan, James
 Mr Yaw Chee Chik
 Shin Yang Group of Companies  YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Ling Chiong Ho
 Mr Ling Chiong Sing
 Ta Ann Group of Companies  YBhg Datuk Amar Haji Abdul Hamed bin Haji Sepawi
 YBhg Dato Wong Kuo Hea
 WTK Group of Companies  YBhg Pemanca Datuk Wong Kie Yik
 YBhg Dato Sri Wong Haw Yeong, Patrick

Research & Development

STA, through the STA Forest Plantation Committee encourages research and development projects that are beneficial to the forest plantation industry in Sarawak, and which could facilitate the development of forest plantation to meet its target of 1 million hectares planted forests by year 2020. This funding shall support the Forest Plantation Industry in Sarawak particularly the Members of STA through R&D that generate technical knowledge that addresses issues like shortage of planting material, availability of quality seeds and propagation techniques for species selected for plantation, tree improvement programme ; as well as processing and utilisation of timber from planted forests.

 

Objectives of this R&D Funding:

  1. To encourage R&D that could address the shortage of planting material i.e. quality seeds and propagation techniques
  2. To encourage R&D that could address the pests & diseases affecting and potentially affecting forest plantation species
  3. Other research that will help the development of the forest plantation industry and utilisation of the timber from planted forests.

 

Interested applicants must submit a Research Proposal to STA together with the stipulated supporting documents and information that may be required by STA. For more information on the research funding application, please refer to the STA Terms & Conditions for Research and Development (R&D) Funding.

 

List of Research Projects supported by STA

  1. Basic and Working Properties of Juvenile Acacia mangium Timber for Products Development (Sarawak Forestry Corporation, SFC)

-     This project, with STA funding of RM 190, 000 for a period of three years (2012-2014), was carried out by Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) which focuses on improved utilisation and value-adding of juvenile Acacia mangium through systematic evaluation of basic and working properties based on the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) harmonized testing methods for plantation-grown timbers.

  1. Re-assessment of the conservation status of three genera of Dipterocarpaceae (Dipterocarpus, Dryobalanops and Shorea)  in Sarawak

-     This research project, with STA funding of RM518, 000 for 3 years, was carried out by Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) to assess the conservation status, geographical distributions, population and threats of the three (3) genera of dipterocarps in Sarawak after 113 species from this three genera were listed in the Red List of Threatened Species in 2007. The result for this project will help members of STA in efforts to conserve threated species in Sarawak.

  1. Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Discovery through Transcriptome Sequencing and Association Mapping of Kelampayan (University of Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS)

-       This research project with a grant amounting to RM400,000.00 over a period of 3 years (March 2013 - February 2016), hopes to establish linkages between gene markers (i.e. SNP) and favourable traits of Kelampayan through association mapping or genomics-assisted breeding coupled with the next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies. This will reduce the time of the breeding cycle required for tree improvements, thereby reducing costs, and accelerating the production of elite Kelampayan clones into market without any genetic modification.

 -   The researchers can download the Kelampayan Transcriptome Database and SNP Discovery Research Final Report from here:-

               Kelampayan Transcriptome Database

               SNP Discovery Research Final Report

  1. Ecosystem Approach towards Formulation of a Biofertilizer Containing Growth-Enhancing Rhizospheric Microorganisms for Silviculture of Neolamarckia cadamba and Eucalyptus pellita (Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus, SUTS)

-      This research project with a grant amounting to RM582,420.00 over a period of 42 months (January 2015 - June 2018), hopes to identify and isolate the rhizosphere microorganism from soil that can be used to formulate biofertilizer to enhance the growth of the two species of trees.

 

Past Chairmen

Past Chairmen

Datuk Ting Ing Mieng   1971 - 1974 - The late Datuk Ting Ing Mieng

Datuk Amar James Wong Kim Min   1974 - 1975 - The late Datuk Amar James Wong Kim Min

YAO3   1975 - 1976 - The late Mr Yao Ping Choon 

Datuk Ting Ming Hoi Late   1976 - 1981 - The late Datuk Ting Ming Hoi

Datuk Hii Yu Ho   1981 - 1982 - Datuk Hii Yu Ho 

Mr Pui Chin Jang   1982 - 1983 - Mr Pui Chin Jang

Mr Joseph Ting Kwang Kwong   1983 - 1984 - Mr Joseph Ting Kwang Kwong

Tan Sri Datuk Tiong Hiew King   1984 - 1985 - Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong Hiew King

Mr Pui Chin Jang   1985 - 1986 - Mr Pui Chin Jang

Dato Sri Dr. Lau Hui Kang   1986 - 2002 - The late Dato Sri (Dr.) Lau Hui Kang

DatkLeoChai   2002 - 2008 - Datuk Leo Chai

 

 

 

 

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