Euro 2016 and Pokemon Go top trending searches in Malaysia this 2016

Google has released its annual Year in Malaysia Search, which zooms in on the year’s major events, top news and trends.

Top five trending searches include football championship Euro 2016, Pokemon Go and annual government financial aid programme ‘BR1M’, public school exam analysis system for parents ‘SAPS Ibu Bapa’ and global sporting event Rio Olympics respectively.

The top five are followed by local Malay drama, Suri Hati Mr Pilot and 7 Hari Mencintaiku, South Korean zombie apocalypse film, Train to Busan, The K-pop Mnet Asian Music Awards, MAMA 2016, and South Korean hit drama series, Descendants of The Sun (DOTS).

Trending people searches in Malaysia went to US President-elect Donald Trump, local actress Atikah Suhaime, who was in the spotlight in second place over some alleged photo leaks. South Korean heartthrob Song Joong Ki and leading actor of DOTS took the third spot.

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“Google searches continue to act as a reliable cultural barometer that gives us a real snapshot of the major events, popular individuals and trends that have collectively made an impact in the lives of Malaysians,” said Zeffri Yusof, head of communications and public affairs at Google Malaysia, said.

Here are some other trending searches made this year:

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