Fans, get ready to vote for your favourite personalities at the first ever Anugerah Pilihan Online (APO), featuring 18 awards in three categories – entertainment, sports and lifestyle.

Winners for awards like Online Choice for Best Actor, Online Choice for Favourite Sports Team and Online Choice for Favourite Social Media Celebrity will be decided by 70% online votes. The remaining 30% will be decided by a panel of judges.

APO 2016 was launched by Star Media Group Bhd CEO and group managing director Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai with Dnars founder Faziani Rohban Ali and Star Media Radio Group chairman Datuk Mohd Aminuddin Mohd Rouse at a star-studded event in Kuala Lumpur.

The event is organised by Star Media Group’s Bahasa Malaysia portal mStar and Suria FM, a radio station under the group, with Dnars as the main sponsor. The results of the votes will be revealed at the APO 2016 awards show in Angkasapuri on April 30, with the theme “glam digital”.

The awards show will be telecast live on official broadcaster RTM channel TV2 at 9pm.

In his speech, Wong said organising APO 2016 is a major step forward for Star Media Group. “We can’t deny that social media has had a significant influence on our daily lives. We as media practitioners, including those on the digital platforms, should acknowledge the individuals who have made a difference on social media through a prestigious event like APO 2016.”

Among the celebrities who turned up for the launch were rock bands Bunkface, Estranged and Caliph Buskers, actresses Atikah Suhaime and Mia Sara, singers Awi Rafael and Aliff Aziz, and rapper SonaOne. Suria FM presenters Adibah Noor, Baki Zainal, Abang Brian and Lin were also present.

Fans can cast their votes online and check the full list of awards on


(From left) mStar entertainment editor Niezam Abdullah, mStar executive editor Rozaid Abdul Rahman, Star Media Group CEO/group managing director Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai, RTM director of corporate affairs Rohani Harithuddin, Dnars founder Faziani Rohban, Suria FM head of programme Adiwati Zainuddin and Star Media Radio Group chairman Datuk Mohd Aminuddin Mohd Rouse at the launch of APO. Photo: The Star/Ibrahim Mohtar