Star Golden Hearts Award reminds us that Malaysia is never short of unsung heroes.

Featured: Sujana Rejab (2019 winner)

About Star Golden Hearts Award

Star Golden Hearts Award is an annual Award by The Star that celebrates everyday Malaysians who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to social work and promote unity among Malaysians.

Introduced in 2015, each year we invite Malaysians to nominate exemplary individuals or organisations who are then reviewed by a panel of judges.

This year (2024), the accolades will be presented to ten winners who have made a meaningful impact to society.

The Star is awarding a RM150,000 cash award pool to support the good work of the award winners. Ten winners will receive RM15,000 each for their remarkable contributions to society.

Our Judges

All nominations undergo a stringent selection process which includes screening, shortlisting and judging by a panel of esteemed judges who are social sector leaders in their respective fields.

For details on the judging process, visit FAQ >
Tan Sri
Lee Lam Thye
(Chief Judge)
Chairman, Alliance For A Safe Community
Expertise: Welfare, safety and health, community activism
Datin Paduka Esther Ng
Chief Content Officer,
Star Media Group
Expertise: Media, CSR
Syed Azmi Alhabshi
Prominent Social Advocate
Expertise: Welfare, community, human rights, children, education
Vijayakumari Pillai
Social work and child protection consultant
Expertise: Welfare, community, children, education
Muhammad Hafizul Khair
Manager, Social Entrepreneurship Unit, Institut Keusahawanan Negara (INSKEN)
Expertise: Social Entrepreneurship
Prathab V
Principal Consultant, ESGright Sdn Bhd
Expertise: ESG, Sustainability