Sunday, September 15, 2019 06:06:37 PM

Raatchasi ignites self-reflection among teachers

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Early last month a teacher told me that a Tamil film titled “Raatchasi” (demoness) was the hottest topic among the fraternity. She said her Facebook friends, most of whom are Malay teachers, were earnestly discussing the movie and the lessons it contains.

Last week, I read that Education Minister Maszlee Malik had praised the movie and its message, even urging all teachers to watch it. That piqued my interest.

“There are so many policies and changes that we are striving to achieve that have been described in this movie. For example, the free breakfast programme. This movie translates my aspirations that it is more than just about food: I would like to see the teachers sit and eat together with our children….

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