GOOGLE: Malaysia’s Top 10 Fastest Rising Searches on Google
WEEK: FEB 10-FEB 16
1 FENG FEI FEI
News that the much-loved Taiwanese singer and TV host had passed away from lung cancer on Jan 3 was only revealed by her lawyer on Feb 13. The 60-year-old singer did not want her death to be made public until after the Chinese New Year holidays.
2 WHITNEY HOUSTON
The 48-year-old singer, actress and model, a household name in the 1980s and early 90s, was found dead in her guest room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills of causes not immediately known.
3 DANG SURIA
TV viewers raised an uproar after the popular announcer, who is a judge on Astro Ria’s On Air reality show, was said to have harshly criticised contestants in a Feb 8 broadcast.
4 HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY
Malaysians looked to the Internet for the best ways to show their affection on Feb 14.
5 ELIZABETH WONG
The Selangor executive councillor was back into the limelight after Azmin Helmi, who allegedly released semi-nude pictures of her in 2009, was arrested in Batam, Indonesia on Feb 3 when he tried to renew his passport.
6 TASHA MANSHAHAR
The 20-year-old currently studying to become a teacher is fast gaining fans on YouTube after her song Be Mine generated over 300,000 views since being posted on Feb 2.
Concerned Malaysians went online for news on acute gastroenteritis (AGE), which caused over 3,000 cases and two related infant deaths in Perak over the last three weeks. Tests for the rotavirus believed to be the cause of the outbreak, however, has proved negative so far.
8 MALAYSIA VS BAHRAIN
Our under-23 football team lost their fourth consecutive match in the Asian qualifiers and their chance to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London is all but gone after going down 2-1 to Bahrain.
9 AIMAN HAKIM RIDZA
Female fans of TV3’s Malay drama Vanilla Coklat let out a collective sigh after local blogs carried photos of its 23-year-old star with his girlfriend.
10 NOKIA LUMIA 800
The Finnish phone maker unveiled its first Windows Phone smartphone here on Feb 10.