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Summary: Totok Suswanto (TS)

TOTOK SUSWANTO (TS)
Contact Details :
PT Applied Agricultural Resources Indonesia, Kompleks Pertokoan Taman Anggrek, Block D1 Jl Tuanku Tambusai, Pekanbaru 28291, Riau, Indonesia.
Tel : +62 761 572148/160
Fax : +62 761 572149
Email : totok@aarsb.com.my
Personal Web Page : –
Education
2000
B.Sc. (Hons.) Agro-Industrial Technology (Cum Laude)
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia (IPB)
2005
M.Sc. in Land Management
University Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Career Outline
2000 – 2001
Management Development Programmer (MDP)
Ikamuda International
2002 – 2005
Graduate Research Assistant / MSc Project
University Putra Malaysia
2005 – 2006
Research Assistant / Specialist
University Putra Malaysia
2006 – 2008
Assistant Research Officer 1
Applied Agricultural Resources S/B (PT KLK Agriservindo, R&D Dept.)
2008 – 2009
Assistant Research Officer 2
PT. Applied Agricultural Resources Indonesia
2009 – Present
Research Officer
PT. Applied Agricultural Resources Indonesia

Job Description
Research Officer. Responsible for oil palm and rubber advisory, agronomy trials, GIS/GPS, drainage improvement project, soil survey, desktop suitability study, oil palm database and information technology. Specialize in GIS/GPS and modelling.

Key Research Interests
My main interests are in modeling including GIS modeling and other agro mathematical modeling, remote sensing, expert system, decision support system and techno economy. I am also interested in general agronomy, soil plant nutrition and management of plantation crops.

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Summary: Dr. Tasren Mahamooth (TNM)

DR. TASREN MAHAMOOTH (TNM)

Contact Details :
Advanced Agriecological Research S/B, No. 11, Jalan Teknologi 3/6, Taman Sains Selangor 1,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel : 603-6151 7924 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
Fax : 603-6151 7081
Email : tasren@aarsb.com.my
Personal Web Page : –

Education
2000
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
2001
M.Sc. in Molecular Life Sciences Research
University of London
2005
Ph.D in Microbiology
University of London

Career Outline
2006 – 2009
Assistant Research Officer 2
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
2009 – 2012
Research Officer
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
2013 – Present
Senior Research Officer
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.

Job Description
Senior Research Officer. My current job as an oil palm agronomist has provided me with clear in-sight into various agro-management practices along with the invaluable exposure of providing and recommending sound agronomic practices with the objective of increasing oil palm yield production. AAR’s in-house training and continuous exposure has also provided me with the tools and skills to carry out both soil feasibility studies and soil surveys. As a microbiologist, I also carry desktop assessments on biofertilizers and/or bio-agricultural based products to determine their feasibility of being integrated into current oil palm practices. Furthermore, as a member of the Pests & Disease Team, I assist our clients in providing agro-management solutions in tackling both pests and disease outbreaks.

Key Research Interests
As a microbiologist, my research activities encompass a wide area ranging from microbial biodiversity studies with the key objective on elucidating the contributional factor of microbes in general on soil fertility and sustainable oil palm growth and yield. Since my recruitment, AAR has established a Microbiology Laboratory integrated into the Pest & Disease Laboratory. Together with our sister laboratory, AAR-UNMC Biotech Laboratory; we are able to isolate and identify (through molecular methods) microorganisms in both soil, biofertilizers, organic fertilizers and plants. With concomitant field and nursery evaluation trials, we are able to monitor the growth stimulating effects (if any) of microbes on oil palm growth and yield. Under the wing of the P&D division, I have to-date carried out trials involving screening of herbicides and likewise pesticide screening for control of leaf eating insects affecting oil palm. I have also developed a particular interest on oil palm leaf spot diseases and to-date have developed several in-house methods for identification of pathogens.
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Summary: Tan Lei Hong (TLH)

TAN LEI HONG (TLH)
Contact Details :
Applied Agricultural Resources S/B, No. 11, Jalan Teknologi 3/6, Taman Sains Selangor 1,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel : 603-6151 7924 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
Fax : 603-6151 7081
Email : tanlh@aarsb.com.my
Personal Web Page : –
Education
1971
MCE

Career Outline
1972 – 1986
Lab. Supervisor
Highlands Research Unit
1986 – 1996
Lab. Supervisor
Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd.
1996 – 2004
Lab. Manager
Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd.
2004 – Present
Lab. Manager
Applied Agricultural Resources Sdn. Bhd.

Job Description
Lab Manager. Was Laboratory Supervisor at HRU Chemistry and AAR Chemistry Laboratories.

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Summary: See Choon Mooi (SCM)

SEE CHOON MOOI (SCM)
Contact Details :
Applied Agricultural Resources S/B, No. 11, Jalan Teknologi 3/6, Taman Sains Selangor 1,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel : 603-6151 7924 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
Fax : 603-6151 7081
Email : seecm@aarsb.com.my
Personal Web Page : –
Education
1997
Advanced Diploma in Business Administration
Association of Business Executive

Career Outline
1980 – 1986
Account clerk
Highlands Research Unit
1986 – 1999
Account clerk
Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd.
1999 – 2004
Assistant Research Officer 1
Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd.
2004 – 2010
Assistant Research Officer 2
Applied Agricultural Resources Sdn. Bhd.
2010 – Present
Research Officer
Applied Agricultural Resources Sdn. Bhd.

Job Description
Joined Highlands Research Unit in the Accounts Deparment in 1980. Later as Assistant Administrative Officer in 1999 and promoted to Manager (Accounts/Administration) in 2010. Responsible for overall accounts and general office administration. Also involve in preparation of R&D claims and yearly estimates. Besides that, she is also involved in OSHA and security of office building.

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Summary: Petronella G. Ah Tung (PG)

PETRONELLA G. AH TUNG (PG)
Contact Details :
Advanced Agriecological Research S/B, No. 11, Jalan Teknologi 3/6, Taman Sains Selangor 1, Kota Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel : 603-6151 7924 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
Fax : 603-6151 7081
Email : petnella@aarsb.com.my
Personal Web Page : –
Education
1997
B.E (Hons) in Chemical and Process Engineering
University of Canterbury, New Zealand
2000
Licentiate of Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (LMIC)
Institut Kimia Malaysia (IKM)
2008
Safety and Health Officer (SHO)
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
2010
Master of Science (Environmental Hydrology and Hydrogeology)
University Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Career Outline
1998 (January) – 2000 (May)
Teacher (Teaching Cambridge A Level)
Sabah Chinese Pre University Education Centre, Tawau, Sabah
2000 (July) – 2004
Assistant Research Officer 1
Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd.
2004 – 2007
Assistant Research Officer 1
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
2007 – 2010
Assistant Research Officer 2
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
2010 – Present
Research Officer
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.

Job Description
Chemist (Research Officer). Joined AAR since July 2000. Responsible in managing the R&D chemistry laboratory and supporting agronomists in R&D work related to Chemistry and biochemistry. Also responsible in developing new methods of analysis in soil and plant and working on laboratory experiments related to oil palm agronomy. She is also the ISO 9001 management representative and chairman for OSHA committee.

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Summary: Lectumy Devi (LD)

LECTUMY DEVI (LD)
Contact Details :
Applied Agricultural Resources S/B, No. 11, Jalan Teknologi 3/6, Taman Sains Selangor 1,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel : 603-6151 7924 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
Fax : 603-6151 7081
Email : slectumy@aarsb.com.my
Personal Web Page : –
Education
2001
Degree in Accounting
National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Career Outline
1994 – 1996
Bank Clerk
Public Bank Berhad
1997 – 1998
Junior Officer
Public Bank Berhad
1999 – 2000
Officer
Public Bank Berhad
2001 – 2003
Senior Officer
Public Merchant Bank Berhad
2004 – 2007
Assistant Manager
Public Investment Bank Berhad
2007 – 2009
Accountant
Habib Jewels Group Sdn. Bhd.
2009 – Present
Research Officer (Finance Manager)
Applied Agricultural Resources Sdn. Bhd.

Job Description
Research Officer. To create and implement for a better operational and reporting systems.

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Summary: Jenny Choo Chin Nee (CCN)

JENNY CHOO CHIN NEE (CCN)
Contact Details :
Advanced Agriecological Research S/B, Tissue Culture Laboratory c/o Ladang Tuan Mee, KM 29,
Jalan Sungai Buloh/Kuala Selangor, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor.
Tel : 6-03-60385512
Fax : 6-03-60384377
Email : ccn@aarsb.com.my
Personal Web Page : –
Education
2002
B.Sc. in Bioindustry
University Pertanian Malaysia (UPM)

Career Outline
2002 – 2004
Assistant Research Officer 1
Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd.
2004 – 2007
Assistant Research Officer 1
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
2007 – 2010
Assistant Research Officer 2
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
2011 – Present
Research Officer
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.

Job Description
Research Officer. Employed as Tissue Culturist since June 2002. Responsible for R&D of oil palm micropropagation. Specialises in gel and liquid cultures. Also involve in commercial production of oil palm ramets.
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Summary: Wong Choo Kien (WCK)

WONG CHOO KIEN (WCK)
Contact Details :
Advanced Agriecological Research S/B, Locked Bag 111, Paloh Post Office, 86609 Paloh, Johor, Malaysia.
Tel : 6-07-7813722
Fax : 6-07-7812200
Email : chookienwg@aarsb.com.my
Personal Web Page : –
Education
2002
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Agro-Biotechnology
University of Malaya (UM)
2008
M.Sc. in Applied Plant Science (Agronomy and Plant Genetics)
University of Minnesota, USA

Career Outline
2002 – 2003
Plant breeder
IOI Research Centre
2003 – 2004
Assistant Research Officer 1
Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd.
2004 – 2007
Assistant Research Officer 1
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
2007 – 2009
Assistant Research Officer 2
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
2009 – 2010
Research Officer
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
2011 – Present
Senior Research Officer
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.

Job Description
Plant Breeder (Senior Research Officer) for plant breeding and tissue culture sections. Currently based in Paloh Substation where over 500 ha of oil palm breeding and clone trials are planted. Area of responsibilities include oil palm breeding, oil palm ortet selection and parent palm selection for commercial seed production. He was a plant breeder with IOI Research Center (2002-2003). He graduated from University Malaya with first class honors in Agricultural Biotechnology (2002). He graduated with a MSc (Applied Plant Science – Agronomy and Plant Genetics) at University of Minnesota, USA in 2008.

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Summary: Dr. Goh You Keng (GYK)

DR. GOH YOU KENG (GYK)
Contact Details :
Advanced Agriecological Research S/B, No. 11, Jalan Teknologi 3/6, Taman Sains Selangor 1,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel : 603-6151 7924 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
Fax : 603-6151 7081
Email : gohyk@aarsb.com.my
Personal Web Page : –
Education
1995
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Horticulture (Magna Cum Laude)
Louisiana State University (Agricultural and Mechanical College)
2001
Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Pathology (Minor: Biochemistry)
Louisiana State University (Agricultural and Mechanical College)

Career Outline
1993 (August) – 1995 (May)
Student Research Assistant
Department of Horticulture, Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
1995 (September) – 1995 (November)
Research Officer (Trainee)
Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur
1996 (January) – 2001 (August)
Graduate Assistant
Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
2001 (September) – 2004 (June)
Post Doctoral Fellow
Department of Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
2004 (October) – 2010 (December)
Research Officer (Agronomist)
Advanced Agriecological Research S/B
2011 – Present
Senior Research Officer (Agronomist)
Advanced Agriecological Research S/B

Job Description
Senior Research Officer. Was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Plant, Soil and Agricultural Systems, Southern Illinois University, Illinois, USA working on soybean diseases. Joined AAR since October 2004. Currently an oil palm agronomist/plant pathologist. Main job functions are oil palm advisory and studying the various aspects of Ganoderma basal stem rot in oil palms.

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Summary: Patrick Ng Hong Chuan (PN)

PATRICK NG HONG CHUAN (PN)
Contact Details :
Advanced Agriecological Research S/B, No. 11, Jalan Teknologi 3/6, Taman Sains Selangor 1,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel : 603-6151 7924 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
Fax : 603-6151 7081
Email : patrickng@aarsb.com.my
Personal Web Page : –

Education
1998
B.Eng. (Hons.) in Civil Engineering
University Sains Malaysia (USM)
2007
M.Sc. (Distn.) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development
Imperial College London

Career Outline
1998 – 2002
Assistant Research Officer 1
Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd.
2002 – 2005
Assistant Research Officer 2
Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd.
2005 – 2010
Research Officer
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
2010 – 2012
Senior Research Officer
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
2013 – Present
Principal Research Officer
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.

Job Description
Principal Research Officer. An oil palm agronomist and responsible for overseeing AAR’s oil palm agronomy research programme, GPS/GIS mapping including height and relief survey (using land survey equipment) and AAR’s land evaluation and soil survey department. Was in-charged of both the technical and commercial product AA+Mulch™ although only the former now. Focused on carrying out oil palm nutritional studies especially on efficient use of phosphate in oil palms, its potential recycling via various legume systems as well as fine-tuning the optimum rates of phosphate in various agro-management conditions. Also has interests in carrying out other oil palm nutritional studies including both field planted palms and nurseries. A certified RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) auditor and have carried out RSPO audits. In addition, also interested on environmental and waste issues paying special attention to new clearings and replanting of old trees to streamline current practices in the light of sustainable development.

Key Research Interests
My current research interest are:
(i) Phosphate nutrition on oil palms and legumes emphasizing on phosphate recycling. This part of the research is being carried out in collaboration with IMPHOS (World Phosphate Institute) and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).
(ii) Oil palm agronomy especially oil palm nurseries.
(iii) Labour saving devices with emphasis on usage of AA+MulchTM.
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  • AA+ Mulch
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