The Star Golden Hearts Award celebrates Malaysians from all walks of life – individuals or groups – who acted heroically and/or selflessly, building bridges between different communities, and in doing so promotes racial harmony and unity. The inaugural award was presented to 10 individuals and groups on Dec 16, 2015.
On 24 November 2016, we recognised 10 more individuals and groups who have gone out of their way to help others in need, regardless of race, colour or status.
Know anyone who deserves to be recognised for this year’s Star Golden Hearts award, check out our selection criteria for nomination.
Star Golden Hearts Award is supported by Yayasan Gamuda. A Star-Gamuda Inspiration Award winner will be chosen from the pool of 10 recipients of the Star Golden Hearts Award 2017. This winner must fit the criteria of heroism, altruism and inclusivity. For details, go to thestar.com.my/stargoldenheartsaward
*All nominations will be reviewed by the Award committee for eligibility. Judges’ decision is final.
27 December 2015
KUALA LUMPUR: Armed with goodwill and perseverance but no start-up capital, seven friends got together, formed a group called FreeMarket and have touched the lives of thousands of people since then.
24 December 2015
KUALA LUMPUR: Few of the homeless are as lucky as the late Low Saw Piow, who found a true friend in R. Rajagopal.
23 December 2015
BUKIT MERTAJAM: A schoolteacher went into the restroom to sob in anguish two years ago. Then, she made a decision, one that would change the lives of hundreds of underprivileged children in mainland Penang.
22 December 2015
KUALA LUMPUR: As the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur slowly died down one Wednesday night, a group of people lined up along Jalan Hang Lekiu.
21 December 2015
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians have a habit of staring when there’s an accident. We stare, causing a traffic slowdown, and then we drive on.