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.
12 July 2016
KUALA LUMPUR: Summer days are all about fun in the sun but Malaysian-born Ella Pung sat outside her garage all day in Austin, Texas, to raise funds to rebuild houses for poor Malaysians.
12 July 2016
JOHOR BARU: A software engineer and his friends are using their passion for photography to help rebuild a small mountainous village in Nepal that was devastated by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake last year.
26 June 2016
The inaugural Star award last year, recognising Malaysians who reach out to help others, inspired the pioneer selection panel to return this year.
22 May 2016
PETALING JAYA: Since December last year, both friends and strangers have contacted Shirin Aziha Shahidan to find out how they can help “Uncle Ah San” – an 81-year-old widower suffering from elephantiasis living on his own – and start their own projects to help the needy.
9 April 2016
KUALA LUMPUR: It has been a successful year for Alina Amir, David Chak, Felicia Yoon and Daniel Russel; the four Star Golden Hearts Award winners who founded Arus Academy in Bukit Mertajam.