What does it mean to be a teacher?

Mustafa K. Anuar

The writer believes that teachers are expected to not only convey necessary knowledge and values, but also provide support and encouragement to help students grow up to be open-minded, critical-thinking and successful adults. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 17, 2023.

Commentary by Mustafa K Anuar 

ON Teacher’s Day yesterday, it was reported that a teacher punched a student in the face for having worn a Baju Melayu to a Raya gathering at the school. Hardly a good start to an otherwise joyful and memorable day. 

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