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

Our unsung heroes need support

A letter from DATUK WEE BENG EE of Tumpat, Kelantan

Transporter who helps elderly patients for free

KLANG: Transporting his late grandmother, who was a heart patient, for her medical check-ups at the National Heart Institute inspired M. Sashitharaan to provide a shuttle service for elderly patients in his neighbourhood.

Social service: Sashitharaan (in green shirt) and Chandrasegaran (in brown shirt) assisting a patient into the van following a dialysis session at a private medical centre in Klang.
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Finding beauty in helping others

KOTA KINABALU: Former beauty queen Datin Jeanette Tambakau exudes confidence and success.

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Anja deserves a big pat on the back

SHAH ALAM: Anja Juliah Abu Bakar has faced failures and setbacks. Her experiences inspired her to set up Blubear Holdings – a social enterprise selling eco-friendly, reusable sanitary products, which ploughs over half its profits into programmes teaching life skills to girls aged nine to 17.

Empower broker: Anja saw a lack of programmes to empower young girls and decided to fill the gap.
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Connecting communities through volunteerism

KUALA LUMPUR: To walk the talk, Yayasan Gamuda volunteers have stepped in to help run Kedai Jalanan, the street store for the homeless and urban poor which won the Star-Gamuda Inspiration Award and the Star Golden Hearts Award last year.

Helping hand: The homeless and urban poor browsing through the clothes at Kedai Jalanan, assisted by Yayasan Gamuda volunteers.
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More than just feeding the homeless

A DECADE ago, Justin Cheah was living a contented life with a steady job, good career prospects and no commitments to tie him down.

Cheah also helps the homeless and underprivileged by getting them to sew quilts and blankets and upcycle old T-shirts into rugs and handbags. These items are then sold to help supplement their income. — Art Chen/The Star

Not losing sight of those in need

IT WAS the little things Sophia Victor Feizal did, such as chatting with the elderly and serving drinks, that eased patients’ long wait while waiting to get their eyes checked.

The vision screening programme focuses on on early detection and prevention of vision impairment among young children.

For the love of teaching

IMAGINE the torment of having a lot to say but not being able to say them properly.

Ajar-Ajar Malaysia aims to provide a two-way learning opportunity for children and their teachers or mentors.

A soft spot for single mums and kids

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

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

Teh achieves his noble quest

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

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