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Record information and status
Record ID
104898
Status
Published
Date of creation
2013-06-07 01:53 UTC (johnny@nre.gov.my)
Date of last update
2020-08-03 06:45 UTC (anita@biosafety.gov.my)
Date of publication
2020-08-03 06:45 UTC (anita@biosafety.gov.my)

General information
Country submitting the decision or communication
  • Malaysia
Competent National Authority(ies) responsible for the decision or communication
Department of Biosafety Malaysia
Level 1, Podium 2, Wisma Sumber Asli
No. 25, Persiaran Perdana, Precinct 4
Putrajaya
Malaysia, 62574
Phone:+603 8886 1579,+603 8886 1746
Fax:+603-8890 4935
Email:dob@biosafety.gov.my
Url:Department of Biosafety Malaysia
Title / Reference number of the decision or communication
JBK(S) 602-1/1/12 - CONFINED FIELD EVALUATION OF DELAYED RIPENING TRANSGENIC EKSOTIKA PAPAYA
Date of the decision
2013-05-29
Is the decision taken prior to entry into force of the Protocol?
No
Is this an amendment to a previous decision / communication?
No
Decision or communication details
Subject(s) of the decision
  • Decision on LMOs for intentional introduction into the environment (according Article 10 or domestic regulatory framework)
Was the decision triggered by a request for a transboundary movement of LMOs into the country?
No
Does the decision apply to transboundary movements of LMO(s) into the country?
No
Importer’s or Applicant’s contact details
Dr. Rogayah Sekeli
Plant Transformation and Molecular Biologist
Biotechnology and Nanotechnology Research Centre
Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
MARDI Headquarters, Persiaran MARDI-UPM
Serdang, Selangor
Malaysia, 43400
Phone:+603 89537313
Email:lynn@mardi.gov.my
Result of the decision
  • Approval of the import/use of the LMO(s) with conditions
Conditions
1) The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) of MARDI shall ensure that the nethouse is inspected regularly to maintain the integrity of the nethouse and Standard Operating Procedures are complied with.

2) The National Biosafety Board shall be informed immediately if there is any containment breach or security breach in the confined field trial.

3) No parts of the GM papaya plants from this confined field trial shall be consumed or utilised for any other purpose other than this trial.

4) There shall be no planting of papaya plants within 1 km buffer zone from the nethouse, and all existing papaya plants in this zone shall be removed.

5) Should the approved person receive any scientifically proven information that confirms any adverse effect of transgenic Eksotika Papaya, the National Biosafety Board shall be informed.
Reasons
This is to ensure that the confined field trial does not endanger biological diversity or human, animal and plant health.
Does the decision involve field trials?
Yes
Does the decision involve commercial release?
No
LMO identification
Papaya modified for delayed ripening
Ms Rogayah Sekeli Changes in physiology and/or production - Ripening Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin
Risk assessment
RISK ASSESSMENT REPORT OF THE GENETIC MODIFICATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE (GMAC) FOR AN APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL FOR CONFINED FIELD EVALUATION OF DELAYED RIPENING TRANSGENIC EKSOTIKA PAPAYA
Papaya modified for delayed ripening
Ms Rogayah Sekeli

Changes in physiology and/or production - Ripening
Resistance to antibiotics - Kanamycin
Decision document