Idea of forming an association among forensic science practitioners was mooted many years ago between officers from agencies involved in forensic investigation and examination.
The idea eventually took on a more serious note in 2006 when a ‘revival’ of ideas and plans were initiated mainly among officers of the Department of Chemistry Malaysia, Royal Malaysian Police , School of Health Sciences Universiti Sains Malaysia, Forensic pathology Division of Hospital Kuala Lumpur and several others.
Subsequently a protem Committee was set up to take responsibility of getting the documents ready for submission to the Registrar of Society (ROS). After much hard work by the protem Committee, an inaugural meeting was held and subsequently documents were submitted to the ROS and on 8th May 2008, the Forensic Science Society of Malaysia became a fully registered society with the registration 0857-08-SEL. At present, the society has more than 350 registered members.
To advance the study and application of forensic sciences;
To facilitate co-operation among persons who are, or have been, occupationally involved in forensic activities;
To organize meetings, lectures, discussions; and
To promote the activities of the Society.
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."