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.
25 January 2017
GEORGE TOWN: This Chinese New Year, Shirin Aziha Shahidan is inviting those who wish to meet Uncle Ah San to attend a potluck gathering at her former neighbour’s home here.
6 December 2016
IT is close to 10 o’clock on a Friday night when Jerryson Abraham Doss, his wife Edna Sung Burongoh and a small group of Good Samaritans with them start setting up tables along the five-foot way on Jalan Hang Lekiu in Kuala Lumpur. The pavements are lined with street dwellers who gather there in anticipation of the many do-gooders who drop off food for the homeless.
5 December 2016
KUALA LUMPUR: You may have heard of Dr S. Madhusudhan from the Teddy Mobile Clinic and his work with the homeless community in Kuala Lumpur. Nicknamed the Teddy Bear doctor because of his tendency to give street children a soft toy after a visit, he was one of the 10 recipients of the Star Golden Hearts award last year.
4 December 2016
KOTA KINABALU: Marie Christine Robert has never been one to defy her family, especially her parents. But that was precisely what she did to save a life.
3 December 2016
KAJANG: When Kong Lan Lee decided to quit her job as an administrative manager to become director of the Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation in Petaling Jaya, her mother, boss and colleagues asked her if she was sure.