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.
JOHOR BARU: Thanks to her fluency in the Japanese language, Yap Chwee Lan is one of several unsung heroes who saved hundreds of lives during the Japanese Occupation in then Malaya.
JOHOR BARU: While many senior citizens prefer to spend time at home and enjoy their retirement, one couple here choose to do social work by operating a community cafe.
PETALING JAYA: Twelve years of mingling with residents of the Sungai Buloh Leprosy Settlement has left Tan Ean Nee with a treasure trove of heartwarming – and sometimes heart-wrenching – tales.
SHAH ALAM: For residents of Darul Wardah here, they are grateful to have a safe place to call it “their haven”.
KEMAMAN: As the world steps up efforts to save the majestic sea turtles from extinction, a passionate turtle lover is dedicating her time to conserving its lesser known cousin, the river terrapin.
KUALA LUMPUR: It was an odd sight – some 40 children walking around town photographing random objects and scenes such as a mechanic fixing a car and a stray cat lounging on grass.
KUALA LUMPUR: Lim Khim Joe remembers sitting on her father’s motorcycle on the way to school as a teenager in Penang, with the trees providing a cool shade.
MELAKA: Hundreds of students will never forget businessman Chew Chert Fong for sponsoring them bicycles to go to school.
JOHOR BARU: Driven by her passion for charity, Chis Pang Hwei Sim has come out with an unconventional way for the public to lend a helping hand.
BENTONG: For Chan Moi Chin, Persatuan Kebajikan untuk Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Kampung Perting is where her 37-year-old son can learn to socialise and pick up self-care skills.