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.

Nominations for the Star Golden Hearts Award 2017, supported by Yayasan Gamuda, closed on August 31. Thanks to all who nominated persons or groups for this award. The winners will be announced in November.

*All nominations will be reviewed by the Award committee and the Judges' decision is final.

Star Golden Hearts Award

Single mum determined to pay it forward

PETALING JAYA: When life handed her lemons, single mother Salena Ahmad made more than just lemonade.

All smiles: Sally (centre) holding her Star Golden Hearts Award certificate as she shares a light-hearted moment with Amer (right) and Anja.
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Lifeline initiative for Dayaks pays off

PETALING JAYA: No matter where they may be, John Wan Usang and Juvita Tatan Wan always make it a point to return to their longhouse in Long San, upper Baram.

Trailblazers: A Tuyang Initiative talent at work during a craft demonstration.
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How a spray bottle started it all

PETALING JAYA: Some people may consider ironing a monotonous chore but it was this dull task that sparked the lightbulb in the mind of a housewife in finding a solution to problems affecting society at large.

Useful device: Teng showing the Efinity EZ Water Filter system which was later used to provide marginalised communities with clean drinking water.
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Awarded for their selflessness

PETALING JAYA: While they may have won the fight against cancer, many survivors still go through emotional and psychological pain.

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Disabled but Sia is unstoppable

PETALING JAYA: Despite having five out of seven children born with muscular dystrophy, housewife Tey Hong Eng never gave up on them.

Iron ladies: Sia (left) and her mother Tey with the Star Golden Hearts Award 2018 during the ceremony at Menara Star.
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Lee: The good deeds of winners promote unity

PETALING JAYA: The 10 winners of Star Golden Hearts Award 2018 are fine examples of unsung heroes who have bridged gaps and promoted unity across all backgrounds, says Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye.

Spreading goodwill four years on

PETALING JAYA: Star Golden Hearts Award – into its fourth year now – has progressed towards recognising social-focused individuals, groups and organisations that contribute sustainably towards a better society.

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Stitching Chow Kit back together

PETALING JAYA: Three years ago, two young men turned to YouTube to learn basic hand stitching techniques.

Made in Chow Kit: Participants of UmieAktif hard at work making hand-sewn products.
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Malaysia's Flying Singh killed in motorbike accident in India

PETALING JAYA: Humanitarian aid provider Rishiwant Singh Randhawa was killed in a motorcycle accident in Patalia, Punjab in India Sunday (Nov 25).

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Judges have a hard time shortlisting top 10 winners

PETALING JAYA: Hard choices – these two words best sum up the final judging session of The Star Golden Hearts Award 2018, which is into its fourth year.

Decisions, decisions: Judges (from left) Wong, Dr Adeeba, Lee, Ng, Vijayakumari and Chua deliberating to shortlist the winners.