Malaysia’s Top 10 Fastest Rising Searches on Google
Week: April 20 -26, 2012

For both breaking news and obscure information, people around the world search for information on Google. What follows is a summary of Google Zeitgeist results for the top gainers on when comparing search queries that have risen by the largest percentage for the week of Apr 20-26, 2012.

1) Shafie Apdal
The cabinet minister was embroiled in allegations of involvement with a local actress.

2) Proton Preve
Malaysians looked up information on Proton’s latest sedan.

3) Bob Kuman
Rumours of the death of this actor and comedian, especially on social media, proved unfounded.

4) Chelsea vs Barcelona
The Blues beat favorites Barcelona 3-2 on aggregate in a drama-filled game, ensuring their spot in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich.

5) e-penyata gaji
Civil servants went online to check their salary slip after the system became available on April 20.

Job vacancies offered by the state government became another hotly searched item as
Malaysians went online to apply for the available positions.

7) Pottermore
A site which offers interactive reading experiences by J. K. Rowling had Harry Potter Fans exploring the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

8) e-filing LHDN
Malaysians rushed online to file their 2011 income tax before the deadline of April 30.

9) Sendayu Tinggi
The Ministry of Health seized packets of slimming products by this local cosmetic brand.

10) Simsimi
A popular artificial intelligence conversation programme created by ISMaker sparked controversy and protest in Thailand.

Note: This list shows the fastest rising searches, meaning these were the search terms that saw the largest spike in searches this week.
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