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These 25 M’sians Were Nominated By Their Students To Receive McD’s ‘Most Inspiring Teacher’ Award & We Can’t Stop Crying 


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Source: McDonald’s Malaysia

This Teacher’s Day, Anugerah Guru Inspirasi McDonald’s 2022 is back with more heartwarming stories!❤️​ In case you didn’t know, Anugerah Guru Inspirasi McDonald’s is an annual award that seeks to honour teachers for their efforts and hard work in shaping the younger generations, the country’s most valuable resources. 

This year, the award received over 5,600 nominations from students across Malaysia, who shared unique and touching stories about their favourite teachers! 

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We saw an increase in nominations from last year by over 1,200 entries. These heart-warming stories are a testament to the unwavering commitment of teachers in going beyond the call of duty to nurture their students in a holistic manner”, said Puan Hajah Melati Abdul Hai, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, McDonald’s Malaysia.

It made our day to see so many Malaysian students get together to show appreciation for our everyday heroes!


1. We’ve highlighted some heartwarming stories you shouldn’t miss! 

“The stories that we read through the nomination submissions since the start of the pandemic reflect the strength of the human spirit, with teachers at the forefront as the driving force of our nation’s education system. As we enter the endemic phase, let us not forget the versatility, adaptability and more importantly, the resilience of teachers who showed up and delivered during times of uncertainties”, added Puan Hajah Melati

Out of the many submissions and winning entries, some stories moved us deeply and we find the need to share them with you! (Here’s a gentle reminder to prepare some tissues😭)


“We used to have very limited digital learning facilities until Cikgu Siti Ainulmursyida came to our school. She worked exceptionally hard in seeking sponsors to improve our learning facilities.

Eventually, she managed to raise RM10,000 to build the Digital Library (Pusat Sumber Digital) in PPKI SMK Orkid Desa, which grants us access to Wi-Fi and monitors that facilitate our learning.

With learning games and applications made available to us, classes that were dull and stressful have now become fun and interesting.” ⁠— Kaviraj a/l Segar

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“When schools were abruptly closed during MCO, my classmates and I were forced to study from home with very limited internet access. We had difficulties completing our essay tasks due to the lack of face-to-face teaching and direct support from our teacher.

To strengthen our writing skills, Mr. Lerry David created an app called ‘Bijak Karangan’. The app consists of concise notes, sample essays, writing tips, and evaluation rubrics that are very helpful in guiding our essay writing.  Most importantly, the app can be downloaded for free and used offline too!

Thanks to Mr. Lerry David, we were able to make consistent progress in our learning throughout MCO.”  ⁠— Christen Glenn Majani

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“Mr. Chan is our counselling teacher who works hard to ensure the well-being of his students, regardless of their race, religion, and background. As a loving teacher, he always makes time to visit students who are ill, poor, or have lost their parents.

Besides, Mr Chan’s passion for art allows him to train and motivate like-minded students effectively. Under his leadership, students have won second place in multiple national video competitions, and the Theatre Club has won in two national competitions!

His wholesome character and achievements motivated me, and I thank him for being the most inspiring teacher I’ve ever met.” — Alya Syauqina Binti Syaharum

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“Madam Leng goes the extra mile to provide us with a fun learning environment. She values the happiness of her students and can recognize troubled students at a glance.

Whenever I’m discouraged, Madam Leng never fails to motivate me by explaining the importance of challenging ourselves to conquer challenges.” — Harini a/p Dhevendaran

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There are many more inspiring stories that are worth a read! If you can’t get enough of these heartwarming stories, be sure to visit Anugerah Guru Inspirasi McDonald’s website and view more submissions. 


2. Are your favourite teachers on the list?  

Among a large number of nominations, 25 most inspiring teachers were awarded for their sacrifices in nurturing the country’s future leaders. 🥰

Each winner of Anugerah Guru Inspirasi McDonald’s brought home a special trophy and a cash award of RM5,000! Besides, the nominators of the winners have also received RM200 worth of McDonald’s gift vouchers! 

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We’ve provided the list of winners below. Do you see any familiar names? 

  1. Mr Chan Chin Ho from SMK Durian Tunggal
  2. Mdm Tan Wei Kuan from SJKC Chong Cheng
  3. Mrs Siti Ainulmursyida Bt Shamsudin from SMK Orkid Desa
  4. Mr Muhammad Suffi Bin Yusof from SK Pangkalan TLDM
  5. Mr Mohammad Noor Azlan Bin Idris from SMK Syed Abu Bakar
  6. Mr Tiew Feilix from SJKC Kwang Hwa
  7. Mrs Nur Afizan Binti Mohd Zainon from SMK Dato’ Bijaya Setia
  8. Mr Awang Mohammad Bin Awang Yahya from SK Semayan Pulau Banggi
  9. Mr Norhailmi Bin Abdul Mutalib from SMK Jerlun
  10. Mr Rohaidee Bin Mustafa from SK Tun Syed Ahmad Shahabudin
  11. Mdm Angela Binti Joseph from SMK Mutiara
  12. Mr Noreriffin Bin Norazaman from SMK Lailatul Shahreen
  13. Ms Jasleen Binti Mohamed Razali from SK Gong Nangka
  14. Mr Ishak Bin Hassan from SK Bandar Raub
  15. Mr Lerry David from KV Keningau
  16. Mr Hafizi Fazli Bin Bakar from SMK Kemabong
  17. Mr Mohana Ram A/L Murugiah from Methodist Girl’s School
  18. Mr HJ Khairu Rasid Bin Mohamad from SMK Tan Sri Jaafar Albar
  19. Mr Zulbaseri Bin Husain from SK Parang Putting
  20. Mr Maheswaran A/L Muniandy from SK Putrajaya Presint 9(1)
  21. Mr Huzaire Bin Haji Ahmad from SK(F) Mempaga 2
  22. Mr Kelimin Anak Lidam from SK Long Moh
  23. Mohamad Zain Bin Md Sevan from SK(F) Pasir Besar
  24. Mrs Aznida Binti Abdul Aziz from Kolej Tingkatan Enam, Petaling Jaya
  25. Mrs Siti Rahimah Binti Hamat @ Mamat from IPG Dato’ Razali Ismail

If you missed the chance to nominate your teachers, don’t worry! Cast your nominations next year and we hope your teachers win the Anugerah Guru Inspirasi McDonald’s 2023!💪​ 


3. The excitement doesn’t end there! You can still celebrate Teacher’s Day with McDonald’s

Needless to say, Teacher’s Day isn’t the only day we should show appreciation for our beloved teachers. Their efforts and sacrifices should always be recognized!🥺​

This is why from May to June, all 318 McDonald’s restaurants across Malaysia will be hosting unique Teacher’s Day parties to celebrate our everyday heroes! 

McDonald’s restaurant crew will host and celebrate teachers through games, photo sessions and other fun activities. Besides, McDonald’s Malaysia will also be giving out 500,000 meal vouchers to teachers nationwide who work in national and government-aided schools under the purview of the Ministry of Education. 

Starting from today until 30th June, teachers can use their vouchers to redeem either a free Spicy Sesame McChicken or Sausage McMuffin with Egg meal at any McDonald’s restaurant across Malaysia!

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For more information regarding Anugerah Guru Inspirasi McDonald’s 2022, visit their official website here. Don’t forget to follow McDonald’s on:


Which entry is the most inspiring and heartwarming for you? Let us know in the comments below!

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