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In an effort of expanding the Foundation’s reach to individuals / families who are in need of financial assistance, Medical Fund programme was established. This Medical Fund Programme looks out for those needing urgent medical care especially when it comes at a very hefty cost. This fund will also enable the public to be actively involved and engaged in supporting needy individuals and families.
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In reinforcing our stance on promoting a moderate, harmonious and united nation, Star Golden Hearts Award is formed to recognise everyday Malaysians who demonstrated great commitment to charity work, built bridges between communities and promoted racial harmony and unity by going out of their way to help a fellow Malaysian.
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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.

A saviour by speaking Japanese

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.

Elderly couple operate community cafe to help poor students

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.

Community service: Yap and Lee (standing) having a chat with some of the patrons at the ASA Mini Cafe in Taman Sutera, Johor Baru. Looking on is a student from the Alpha Skill Academy.

A guiding light for lepers

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.

Home for healing: The Sungai Buloh Leprosy Settlement comprises weatherboard chalets and a lush green nursery enclave, a place that Tan (below) hopes to preserve as heritage.

Shelter turned into a ‘green haven’

SHAH ALAM: For residents of Darul Wardah here, they are grateful to have a safe place to call it “their haven”.

Giving back: The student volunteers posing with their handiwork. With them are adviser Zalina Abdul Ghani (third from left) and Tenaga Nasional Foundation director Datuk Dr Shaari Md Noor (fifth from right).

Terrapins back in the swim, thanks to Chen

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.

To shell and back: Dr Chen observing turtle specimens at the Turtle Conservation Society centre mini museum in Kemaman.

Seeing the world through new lenses

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.

Picture-perfect moment: Two girls taking a photo of a cat during the workshop.

Helping urban folk connect with Mother Nature

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.

Businessman gladly gives back to society

MELAKA: Hundreds of students will never forget businessman Chew Chert Fong for sponsoring them bicycles to go to school.

Generous man: Chew presenting back to school items to Jabesh (in blue), Jackson (third from left) and Joshua (right)as well as other children.

Help the needy by shopping

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.

Shop for a good cause: Pang (left) and her colleague Jeslynn Chong, 24, showing some of the items available at the Momo Love Concept shop.

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