Recipients of the Anugerah Guru Inspirasi McDonald’s 2019

McDonald’s Malaysia, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, awarded 25 teachers the Anugerah Guru Inspirasi McDonald’s 2019 during the National Teachers’ Day celebration on 13 May.
**Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by McDonald’s Malaysia.**

Congratulations to the 25 inspirational teachers awarded Anugerah Guru Inspirasi McDonald’s 2019! I can’t wait to read your stories here:

This award is about them, so let's name them first. They are Mr Muhammad Nazmi Bin Rosli (Sarawak), Madam Chung Sze Meang (Sarawak), Mr Arman Bin Ab Sani (Sabah), Mr Lee Chiong Tee (Sabah), Mr Mohd Fadli Bin Salleh (Selangor), Mr Soonufat A/L Supramaniam (Kedah), Ms Koh Bee Ching (Perlis), Mr Saifulnizan Bin Che Ismail (Kelantan), Madam Nor Azimah Ismail (Terengganu), YM Tengku Rahimah bt Mahamod (Pahang), Madam Zanariah bt Mohd. Zudin (Pahang), Mr Ahmad Mustaqim Bin Khairuddin (Pahang), Madam Lim Cheng Imm (Kedah), Dr Haji Joohari Bin Ariffin (Kedah), Mr Narizan Bin Hj Baserah (Perak), Ms Nor Faridah (Perak), Mr Kamal Khairi Bin Ghuslan @ Ruslan (Perak), Mr Mohd Eirwan Bin Halim (Melaka), Ms Padmavathy Velayadhan (N Sembilan), Mr Mohd Izranuddin Bin Jelani (Johor), Madam Hilyanti Nordin (Penang), Mr Shaiful Redwan Bin Abdul Karim (Selangor), Madam Nam Wai Ling (Selangor), Madam Wong Sok Peng (KL), & Mr Mohd Farez Bin Atan (KL)!

This is the third year that McDonald’s Malaysia has run this award for teachers & it has only gotten bigger, from 1,000 nominations in its first year to more than 7,500 this year. I am sure it wasn’t easy picking 25 out of the thousands of amazing teachers who were nominated. I agree with Melati Abdul Hai, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of McDonald’s Malaysia, when she said, “the increase in nominations was an unmistakable sign that Malaysia has an immense pool of exceptional teachers that are willing to go the extra mile.”

Datuk Dr Amin bin Senin, Director-General of Education, and Melati Abdul Hai (2nd from right), Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of McDonald’s Malaysia, reading nomination stories at the ‘wall of fame’.
McDonald’s Malaysia didn’t stop at just the awards. They had EVERY school teacher on their hearts & minds. In April, all 278 McDonald’s restaurants nationwide held Teachers’ Day parties with games, photo sessions, and other activities. Additionally, McDonald’s Malaysia has also organized 9 motivational seminars nationwide by Dato’ Dr Hj Mohd Fadzilah Kamsah, a renowned motivational speaker, impacting more than 4,500 teachers. If you’re a teacher & you missed out on all of the above, you’re not forgotten. A free meal voucher was provided to all 420,000+ teachers in Malaysia. The free meals are worth approximately RM4.5 million.

Teachers, do remember to redeem your vouchers between 16 May and 20 May! The meal might not be much to us individually, but it certainly costs a lot! So, don’t let it go to waste!

Take 5 minutes out of your day to be inspired by this Anugerah Guru Inspirasi McDonald’s 2019 video. I’m glad that I did. It’s one thing to read about a teacher’s contributions. It’s a different thing to see a student, a colleague, or the inspiring teacher themself talk about their impactful work. Watch this video & smile. Allow warmth to fill your heart as you realize that good teachers are aplenty in Malaysia:

In conclusion, I echo Datuk Dr Amin bin Senin, our Director-General of Education, who presented the awards, when he said, “I wish to personally thank McDonald’s Malaysia for organizing the annual Anugerah Guru Inspirasi as they are one of the few local companies to have a special award dedicated towards celebrating inspiring teachers that go the extra mile. I hope more of such public-private partnerships will continue to be formed.”


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