HERE are top 10 trending searches in Malaysia on Google for July, including searches for local happenings, sports, and global news.
1. Manchester United vs Lyon / Karlsruher vs Liverpool / PSG vs Al-Nassr: Netizens followed this year's club friendlies closely, which saw wins by Manchester United and Liverpool, but a goalless draw between PSG and Al-Nassr.
2. Doa Akhir Tahun: The end of the Islamic year and the beginning of a new year on July 19 prompted Muslims across Malaysia to look up this prayer.
3. Japan Open 2023 / Korea Open 2023: The Korea Open and Japan Open 2023 badminton tournaments were held across July 18 to 23 and July 25 to 30 respectively, with Malaysian athletes making it into the quarterfinals.
4. FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: July 20 marked the beginning of the first ever co-hosted Women's World Cup in New Zealand and Australia.
5. Kelantan vs Johor Darul Ta'zim: Johor Darul Ta'zim recorded their 17th consecutive win on July 14 after beating Kelantan 5-0 in the Malaysian Super League 2023.
6. Fireworks of My Heart: This Chinese drama, aired from July 5 to 23, prompted speculations among netizens of a real relationship between the main leads, Yang Yang and Wang Churan.
7. Wimbledon 2023: This year's tournament saw Carlos Alcaraz defeating Novak Djokovic and securing his second Grand Slam title, while Markéta Vondroušová became the first unseeded woman to win the singles title.
8. The 1975: The English pop rock band made headlines at a recent music festival due to an onstage antic and heavy criticisms of the local LGBT laws by lead singer Matty Healy, which resulted in the band being banned from performing in Malaysia.
9. Shaka Hislop: The ESPN analyst and former goalkeeper collapsed on live television due to unknown circumstances during the Real Madrid and AC Milan's friendly match on July 23.
10. Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian (ABPBH): The 35th edition of this annual show awarded Amir Ahnaf and Anna Jobling as BBNU Popular Men and Popular Women respectively, while Bell Ngasri won The Most Popular Star award for 2023.
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