Star Golden Hearts Award

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 promoting 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.

If you know anyone who deserves to be recognised with this year’s Star Golden Hearts award, please email your nomination to and title your email, “Star Golden Hearts award nomination”.

For this year’s nominations, one-off heroic acts or initiatives must have been carried out in 2017. Long-term initiatives must be on-going, or carried out until 2017. Nominations close on August 31, 2017.

Please include your contact information (telephone, email address, postal address), the nominees’ names, contacts and details of their contributions/initiatives, as well as URL links to previous media reports. We regret that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of each nomination.

The winners will be announced in December 2017.

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

*All nominations will be reviewed by the Award committee for eligibility. Judges’ decision is final.

Volunteers arranging clothes to be sold to single mothers at the Mermaid Market.

A soft spot for single mums and kids

22 August 2017

HAVING been a single mother herself, Noelle Nah understands the hardships that single mothers go through.

A good sign: Teh communicating with his deaf and mute staff using sign language.

Teh achieves his noble quest

21 August 2017

IPOH: A wedding planner for almost a decade, Jacqie Teh decided that opening a restaurant employing the deaf and mute was his higher calling.

Gnanam (standing) addressing patients before they go through the various tests.

Getting her patients back on their feet

18 August 2017

FORMER nurse S. Gnanasuntharavalli has found her passion in providing free foot care services to diabetic patients.

Ananti watching over her young charges seeking a safe environment at the foundation. — Photos: LOW BOON TAT/The Star

Devoted to saving children from life on the streets

16 August 2017

SPORTING a pixie haircut and a bright smile, Ananti Rajasingam walks through the halls of Yayasan Chow Kit in Kuala Lumpur like a mother on a mission.

Biker buddies: Fathul Wafi (right) thanking Muhamad Israq during a meet-up in Shah Alam.

‘Red Jacket Rider’ to the rescue

9 August 2017

PETALING JAYA: Would you lend your motorcycle to a stranger you met on the highway? Muhamad Israq Esdizul, the man with the moniker Abang Baju Merah, would – without hesitation.

Awesome way to repurpose medals

9 August 2017

It all started with having collected too many medals over the years from various running events, a problem faced by avid runners.

(From left) Phang with Nur Sahura Sahara, 37, Firda Nuraisya Zainal, one, and her mother Salina at the PPR Kota Damansara community vegetable farm.

Friends make a difference at PPR flats

5 August 2017

WHEN Jeffrey Phang first stepped into PPR Kota Damansara, he was shocked at its dilapidated state and the social problems faced by residents.

Reach out to share:  Liew giving instructions to the volunteers of Street Feeders Of KL.

Ex-film producer returns from missionary work to feed the poor in KL

2 August 2017

PETALING JAYA: As a little boy, former film producer Gary Liew helped out at a soup kitchen feeding the homeless in Bukit Nanas.

Supreet leading the children through a reading lesson. — Photos: NORAFIFI EHSAN/The Star

Volunteer hopes kids with HIV get a second chance

28 July 2017

Seeing a child infected and affected with HIV gaining confidence in life through education is what volunteer Supreet Kaur Maniktala hoped to see most when she was roped into the Pink Triangle Foundation (PT) 2nd Chance Programme.

Sheila and Gunaseelan (right) are proud parents of their only child Thireswar, and see him as a gift to them.
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Reaching out through the deafening silence

23 July 2017

His story is one that’s fraught with challenges every step of the way but with devoted parents and sheer perseverance, he is all set to face the world.

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