Posted on August 27, 2018
The ‘Malaysia’ special number plate series has set a new record for the highest sum paid for a specific vehicle registration plate, with RM1,111,111 being paid for ‘Malaysia 1’. The successful bid by Aldi International broke the previous record held by ‘V1’, which was purchased for RM989,000 in 2016, The Star reports.
The Johor-based company also successfully won the bids for ‘Malaysia 2’ (RM422,000) and ‘Malaysia 4’ (RM162,000), which were the fourth and seventh highest bids for the special Malaysia plates, which have been introduced in conjunction with the upcoming Merdeka Day celebrations and was first announced back in June this year. The third highest bid was RM501,500 for ‘Malaysia 99’, which went to the owner of mini-market chain 99 Speedmart.
The series, which runs from ‘Malaysia 1’ to ‘Malaysia 9999’, has raked in more than RM13 million for the government, according to transport minister Anthony Loke. “Through this exercise, the government has earned RM13.1 million. All of this money will go into the government’s coffers. The number of successful bids was 3,353,” he said. A total of 6,645 numbers in the series are still available,
Meanwhile, ‘Malaysia 8055’ received the highest number of bids, at 49. The winning bid for that plate was RM81,888. Other numbers that drew a large number of bids included ‘Malaysia 100’, with 31 bids, and ‘Malaysia 1957’, which received 29 bids
Loke said he placed a bid for ‘Malaysia 509’ but did not manage to obtain the number as his RM1,509 bid was 11th highest, well behind the winning bid of RM20,000. “This shows that our government is transparent in number plate bidding, as even a minister can lose out,” he explained.
Loke said the exercise revealed that the previous government lost more than RM100 million in potential revenue by issuing special registration numbers to non-governmental bodies, only making RM1 million per series from the tender of each. “Let’s say, one series of special plate numbers can collect about RM5 million. We have had over 30 special series before this. That is over RM100 million that could have gone to the government,” he said.
“Now, we will close this leakage and ensure all bidding goes directly into the government’s coffers. Looking at the encouraging response to the Malaysia series, we will announce more special plates from time to time as a means to increase government earnings,” he stated.
Posted on July 16, 2018
Number plates are serious business these days, and while the new government has put a stop to privately issued number plates, there are still some attractive “running series” numbers available. Perlis, with its R suffix, has churned out quite a few of late, and unsurprisingly, they’ve raked in a tidy sum for the state Road Transport Department (JPJ).
Perlis JPJ has revealed that it collected RM45.17 million from vehicle plate number tenders from 2015 until last year. In that period, the highest collection was from the RR series, which alone raked RM12.2 million last year. The RM series was also popular.
“The highest bid in Perlis JPJ’s history was made for RR 6 at RM459,800,” director Shahrul Azhar Mat Dali told reporters at the the department’s Hari Raya event in Kangar last week, reported by Bernama. He added that revenue collected so far this year from the sale of plate numbers is RM12.07 million.
With RX done and dusted, the latest series is RY 1 to RY 9999, which was open for tender on July 5. Bidding for RY closes at noon on July 18.
Posted on July 3, 2018
The government may have called time on special number plates being sold by NGOs, but it looks like there’s still a run-out series or two left. One of these that look to have been approved before the new government came into power is YA, which joins the Y and YY plates that are already on the market.
Bidding for the series – numbered from YA 1 to YA 9999 – opened on July 1 and will end on July 13, with successful bids being announced on July 23. Minimum bid pricing for a single digit number is set at RM50,000, while two and three digit numbers start from RM5,000 and RM2,000 respectively. Tender prices for four digit numbers, meanwhile, begin from RM500.
The last special plate introduced via the NGO route was UP, but there have been a host of special plates in recent times. These include G1G-G999G, X, XX, YY, UU, GTR, GG, SAM, K1M, T1M, A1M, US, SMS, NBOS, NAAM, VIP, G, GT, U, Y, PERFECT, PATRIOT and FB, the last by JPJ itself.
The transport ministry said that existing special series plates that were previously approved will still be able to be sold over the next year. Transport minister Anthony Loke said earlier this month that a one-year grace period is being given to NGOs to sell and register numbers for their approved series. He added that there will be no extension to the time limit given by the government, and that no renewals will be permitted.
That doesn’t mean the end of special plates, of course, but just that it will all come only from one channel, namely the government. The first one, called ‘Malaysia’, will be open for bidding at all state JPJ HQs on August 1.
Posted on June 5, 2018
PUTRAJAYA: From next month, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) will open tenders for vehicle registration numbers for Malaysia 1 up to Malaysia 9999.
These limited edition special registration numbers will be available in conjunction with this year’s Merdeka Day celebration and as part of efforts to generate revenue for the country.
“We hope to collect more than the RM22mil that was collected by JPJ for the sale of the V index series. The money will go directly into the Government’s coffers,” Transport Minister Anthony Loke said at a media conference.
The registration number “V1” was sold for RM989,780. However, the highest amount paid was RM1.3mil for Patriot 1.
But Loke said the money for this special registration was given to an NGO and that he has discontinued this practice.
Posted on May 24, 2018
Another week, another fancy number plate series. This time, it’s UP, which officially stands for Unique Plates, although there are many other possibilities. “Up your health, wealth and luck with UP carplates,” the sales pitch goes.
Open to all Malaysians and organisations, the UP plate series goes from 1 to 999. It is registered with the Road Transport Department (JPJ) as a fundraiser for the Malaysia Basketball Association (MABA). Funds raised from the sales of the number plates will go to MABA to support the players and future basketball programmes, it is claimed.
The minimum bid for UP 1 is RM200,000 and most of the other single digit plates have minimum bids of RM100,000, except for UP 4, which starts from RM50,000. A few numbers are listed as sold – UP 13 for RM15,000, UP 18 for RM30,000 and UP 23 for RM28,000 are among those that are taken. Bids for normal numbers start from RM500.
Recent special plates introduced include G1G-G999G, X, XX, YY, UU, GTR, GG, SAM, K1M, T1M, A1M, US, SMS, NBOS, NAAM, VIP, G, GT, U, Y, PERFECT, PATRIOT and FB by JPJ itself.
Posted on April 6, 2018
It’s fast becoming like alphabet soup, if it hasn’t already. Hot on the heels of the XX special number plate series is er, the X special number plate series. And why not? The double-letter UU and YY series already have their U and Y precursors, so XX now gets X.
No background details on this one, but you can expect that it’ll be tied to some organisation or foundation. What we do know is that the series will run from X 1 to X 9999 and that the end date for bidding is on April 23, with results of successful bids being announced on May 7.
Posted on Oct 3, 2017
As there are still unassigned letters, the sale goes on. Hot on the heels of the G series is this, the Y series number plate, now available for tender. You have until October 20 to submit your bids, with results set to be published on November 1.
The Y 1 to Y 9999 number plate series is one approved by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) for the Yayasan Nur Jauhar founded by Tun Jauhar and Toh Puan Hajah Norlidah. According to the www.yplate.com.my website, the foundation aspires to provide aid and assistance to the underprivileged community in Sabah regardless of their background, religion or ethnic group.
The vendor has set minimum bidding prices for various categories, depending on how “special” the number is. Minimum bids range from RM1,000 for “ordinary” numbers to RM300,000 for single digits. The top ‘Y 1’ plate will sell for a minimum of RM600,000 or whatever figure reached by a bidding war.
Posted on Sep 21, 2017
Another week, another special number plate series. This time it’s the G series, of which you have until September 29 to submit your bids for, with results set to be published on October 9.
The G 1 to G 9999 number plate series is one approved by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) for the Lee Chong Wei Foundation, set up by national badminton player Datuk Lee Chong Wei.
Funds raised from the sale of the plates will be for the benefit of “amongst others, sports associations and programmes which are designed to support potential and promising athletes in their endeavour to help Malaysia in its quest for the first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020,” according to Yakin Emas Sdn Bhd, the exclusive agent.
The vendor has set minimum bidding prices for various categories, depending on how “special” the number is. Minimum bids range from RM2,500 for regular numbers to RM250,000 for ‘G 2’ to ‘G 10’. The top ‘G 1’ plate will sell for a minimum of RM500,000 or whatever figure reached by a bidding war.
There has been a raft of fancy plate offerings lately. We’ve seen ‘A1M‘, ‘U’, ‘US’, ‘SMS‘, ‘RIMAU‘, ‘PERFECT’, ‘NAAM’, ‘VIP’, ‘GT’ and ‘PATRIOT’, on top of unique regular series plates such as ‘AKU‘ and ‘RR‘ and ‘DDD‘.
Posted on Sep 6, 2017
It’s the birth of a new licence plate run in Malaysia today – The A1M number plate series is now open for bidding. The special plate run is the brainchild of Datuk Irwan Shah Abdullah – also known as DJ Dave (fourth from left), president of Yayasan Artis 1Malaysia, a foundation set up in support of local performing artists including actors, singers and musicians who have aged, deteriorated in health or deceased.
No reserve has ben stipulated for the plate bids, and the A1M series of number plates is said to have the lowest required deposit amount of the special series plate runs, at 10% of the bid. By the way, the plate run goes from A1M 1 – A1M 1000.
Sales and marketing of the A1M number plate series is handled exclusively by D’City Planners, appointed by the foundation. A launch ceremony will be held where the winners will be announced, and will be invited to dinner with local artists. Keen to get your hands on the latest on the special series number plates? Now’s the time to draw your aim.
‘A1M’ is the latest to join ‘U’, ‘US’, ‘SMS‘, ‘RIMAU‘, ‘PERFECT’, ‘NAAM’, ‘VIP’, ‘GT’ and ‘PATRIOT’ on the unique plates list.
Posted on Aug 30, 2017
Here’s another new number plate series for those wanting to stand out. The ‘U’ series – U 1 to U 9999 – also allows for a short number plate with only one alphabet. The numbers were open for bidding last week, and the end of the tender period is September 8. Results will be out on September 18.
The series is being auctioned by “iM4U Sentral” which could mean that it’s the same people behind the previous 1M4U plate series. Interested parties can make reservations from as low as RM50, but of course, plates go to the highest bidders. Conversely, there are no maximum prices, and bids can go as high as the demand a particular number attracts.
Lately, there have been many chasing the ‘8055’ number to tell the world that they are the boss, as seen with ‘AKU 8055’, but I wonder if “U 8055” would be half as popular. Fans of U2 might want to show their devotion via a number plate, while angry types could print out their constant Cantonese cursing on a number plate – U 114, U 967 and so on. Good luck!
Posted on Aug 24, 2017
IPOH: The AKU 1305 (I am Boss) vehicle registration number may be the most popular but AKU 1 (I am First) is the most expensive in the AKU series.
While AKU 1305 has the most bid with 49 people interested, AKU 1 secured the highest bid which was made at RM207,898.
The AKU 1305 numbers resemble the Malay phrase "Aku Bos."
Perak Road Transport Department director Mohd Zawawi Zakaria (pic) said the highest bid for AKU 1305 was only at RM20,000.
"We were quite surprised that it was not the case here," he told a press conference on Thursday.
The numbers available for registration are divided into four categories, including golden numbers (1 to 10), attractive numbers (11 to 19), repetitive numbers (such as 66, 777 or 9999) and popular numbers.
Bidding for golden numbers starts from RM10,000, attractive and repetitive numbers from RM2,000 upwards, while popular numbers begin from RM300.
Bidding for the AKU series closed on July 18.
The most expensive Perak registration by far is AKK 1, which was sold for RM288,000 last year.
Mohd Zawawi said for the AKU series, the tender applications received were about five times more than usual.
"We usually get between 500 and 600 applications for other number plates.
"For the AKU series, we received 3,315 applications," he said, adding that the total revenue collected from the series was about RM3.5mil.
"Only 3,076 applications were accepted with the rest rejected due to incomplete details or no payment received," he added.
Posted on July 14, 2017
Yet another special number plate series is now available for Malaysian vehicles – ‘US’ is the latest to join ‘SMS‘, ‘RIMAU‘, ‘PERFECT’, ‘NAAM’, ‘VIP’ as well as ‘GT’ from 2016 and the ‘PATRIOT’ plate from 2015 on the unique plates list.
The alphabets in the plate series isn’t the shortened form of United States, but Untuk Seniman, and is brought about by the Malaysian Artistes Association (Seniman). Unlike the normal number plate series, which is available from 1 to 9999, the US plate will only run from US 1 to US 1000. As usual, the plates will be issued by the Road Transport Department (JPJ).
Seniman president Zed Zaidi said that the proceeds gained from the project will raise funds to help artists under the association. He added that bidding is open to the public from this coming Saturday, and the tender will close on August 20, with successful bidders being able to register their number as early as October 1, pending approval from JPJ.
Apparently, reserve prices have been listed for the series – US 1 is the priciest, at RM500,000, followed by the other single digits (two to nine) at RM250,000. Double numbers (12 to 98) start from RM25,000, with the exception of US 10, which is priced at RM100,000. Gold double numbers (for example, 22, 55, 77 etc) are priced at RM50,000.
Regular triple numbers to 999 start from RM3,000, except for gold triples (111, 333, 666 etc), which like the double doubles go for RM50,000. Some special triple numbers (101, 515, 767, 808 etc) are priced at RM5,000, and the last number in the series, US 1000 has a reserve price of RM10,000. Reserve prices being a suggestion, one wonders how much the US 4 plate will eventually go for.
Posted on July 3, 2017
If you enjoy using the phrase “like a boss” often, good news! The Perak Road Transport Department (JPJ) has started accepting bids for the ‘AKU’ number plate series, and among the most coveted vehicle registration numbers are ‘AKU 805’, ‘AKU 8055’ and ‘AKU 1305’.
While most single-digit number plates are popular among buyers, these ones are special as they resemble the Malay phrase, “Aku Boss.” In the report by The Star, state JPJ director-general Mohd Zawawi Zakaria said they were expecting many bids for these plates. “The bidding starts today and ends on July 18,” he noted.
Aside from the “boss” registration numbers, three categories of numbers will still be offered, namely golden numbers, attractive or repetitive numbers and popular numbers. According to Mohd Zawawi, golden numbers (1 to 10) have a minimum bid of RM10,000, attractive (11 to 19) or repetitive (like 22, 777, 8888, etc.) numbers start at RM2,000, and popular numbers start from RM300.
“Even though 805, 8055 and 1305 are normal running numbers, these numbers will be listed under the popular numbers category due to expected demand,” he said. Mohd Zawawi did issue a word of caution to the potential winning bidder for ‘AKU 1305’ so as not to place the ‘1’ and ‘3’ to closely so that it reads like a ‘B’.
So, how much do you think the winning bid for the ‘AKU 8055’ plate will be?
Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 12:00 AM
Malaysians now have yet another vanity number plate to choose from – a new series with the prefix “GT”, offered by Kelab Eksplorasi 7 Benua Malaysia (KE7B), which happens to be the same organisation that sold the G1M (Gagasan 1 Malaysia) series of vanity number plates.
The special series will have the usual run of 9,999 numbers, with the minimum reserved price for a normal number starting from RM1,000 going up to RM200,000 for “GT1”. The tender opens today and you can submit your tender by downloading the tender form from the Plat GT website.
If you’re successful in your tender, you have to register the plate onto a car before the end of 2017 at JPJ’s Wangsa Maju branch. KE7B says proceeds will go towards funding its activities. GT 86, anyone?
Posted on July 3, 2016 at 12:00 AM
Posted on May 19, 2016 at 12:00 AM
Registration numbers in Putrajaya will use 'F', and Kuala Lumpur 'V' from next month, after huge decline in bids under current format, says deputy transport minister.
KUALA LUMPUR: From next month, new vehicles registered in Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur will receive a new prefix for the number plates.
Deputy Transport Minister Aziz Kaprawi said all vehicle number plates in Putrajaya would have “F” as the prefix while “V” is assigned to Kuala Lumpur.
He said the ministry decided on the change after a request from Putrajaya Corporation.
“’F’ means Federal. Starting June 1, ‘F’ will be the new prefix for vehicle registration plates in Putrajaya.
“For Kuala Lumpur, JPJ will introduce ‘V’. This is likely to happen after Putrajaya, in order to make it easier for the public and to encourage car owners to bid for fancy numbers (two digit) and popular numbers (four digit),” he said.
Aziz said the public preferred the format for vehicle registration numbers to have a simple prefix of one to three letters, followed by the one- to four-digit numbers, as had been the case previously.
The current algorithm in Kuala Lumpur that started off with “W 1 A” in September 2013 will be phased off in stages beginning mid-July, according to JPJ director-general Ismail Ahmad.
“This change is based on a huge decline in bidding received for the current Kuala Lumpur registration plate sequence. So I hope with the ‘V’ prefix, it will get people excited,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby.
He said JPJ’s revenue in the capital city had dropped from RM10 million to RM6 million in terms of bidding so far received for the current Kuala Lumpur vehicle registration sequence.
For Putrajaya, Aziz said “F” was chosen instead of a suggestion by Putrajaya Corporation to use “Putrajaya”, as it was “too long” to fit in the registration plate.
Commenting further, Aziz expected the bidding craze to start with the “F 1” registration plate.
“I think many Ferrari owners will be queuing up to bid (in Putrajaya) for the single alphabet of ‘F’ (registration plate),” he said.
Posted on January 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM
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We see car number plate on the road everyday, but how much do you know about it? Before we start, let’s get ourselves familiar with the registration prefix of each states:
A – Perak | B – Selangor | C – Pahang | D – Kelantan | J – Johor | K – Kedah | M – Malacca | N – Negeri Sembilan | P – Penang | R – Perlis | T – Terengganu | W – Kuala Lumpur | Langkawi (KV) | L- Labuan | Q – Sarawak | S – Sabah | Putrajaya – Putrajaya
Now, here are the 10 things you didn’t know about Malaysia’s car number plate.
1) Did you know certain alphabetical letters are omitted from our car plates?
The letters I and O are omitted from the alphabetical sequences due to their similarities with the numbers 1 and 0. The letters Z is omitted and reserved for use on Malaysian military vehicles. This answers why the W series’ traditional 7-character format was exhausted at WYY 9999 not WZZ 9999. For the new series, the last number will then eventually be WYY 9999 Y.
Car Number Plate
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2) Why Cars in Perak Were Registered as letter ‘A’, Selangor as letter ‘B’ and so on?
Rumour has it that Perak’s Cars were registered as ‘A’ because Perak is the first state to have a car, and later Selangor with ‘B’ and so on. This is not true! Here’s why:
In the early days before 1945, Perak was PK and Penang PG. The British Military Administration restarted the system in 1945 with ‘A’ for Perak, ‘B’ for Selangor etc to prevent confusion between Singapore and Selangor, Perak and Penang etc.
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3) Which States Have the Most Cars Registered after KL?
On average, some 1,100 new vehicle numbers are recorded in KL daily, compared to about 500 in Johor and 300 in Selangor.
4) When was the first car in Wilayah registered?
W 1 was the first registration plate of Kuala Lumpur and it was registered in 1974.
5) What are some of the most expensive number plates in Malaysia?
WWW 1 – RM 520,000.00 (Sultan of Johor)
WWW 3 – RM 360,000.00
WWW 9 – RM350,000
MCA 1 – RM 300,100.00
RM 8 – RM 297,000.00
WWW 5 – RM 220,000
TAY 1 – RM 242,000.00
BMW 5 – RM 188,100.00
BMW 8 – RM 174,776.00
BMW 11 – RM 165,000.00
WWW 888 – RM 165,000.00
WWW 99 – RM 145,000
BMW 3 – RM 132,000.00
WWW 333 – RM 110,036
BMW 6 -RM 97,777.00 (Datuk Lee Chong Wei)
6) Which number plate series has garnered the Most Total Tender Value?
Did you know Perlis’ RM number plate series has garnered the most total tender value? According to state JPJ director Zulhasmi Mohamad, the total number of bidders for RM number plates was 6,272. Perlis’ RM number plate series garnered 1,507 winning bids nationwide, with the total tender surpassing RM7 million in year 2015 – the highest ever received by the state Road Transport Department (JPJ), Bernama reports. The largest bid was RM297,000 for ‘RM 8′ by a company outside of Perlis.
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7) How is the number plate of Military like?
The Malaysian military uses Z as the starting prefix of a licence plate, followed by a second prefix letter to denote the branch of the military.
ZA to ZD: Army
ZU: Air Force
8) Does Taxi have a different number plate?
Most newer Malaysian taxi assume a H prefix at the start of its plate, followed by its respective location prefix such as HA: Ipoh, Perak, HB: Klang Valley, Selangor, HW: Kuala Lumpur and so on.
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9) What about those number plates with special prefixes?
Those are called Vanity Plates which are available at extra cost. Among the more commonly used special prefixes are:
WAJA: Issued for Proton Waja cars.
Satria: Issued for Proton Satria cars.
NAZA: Issued for Naza vehicles.
SUKOM: Issued only during the 1998 Commonwealth Games, which was held in Kuala Lumpur at that year.
XIII NAM: Issued only during the 2003 NAM Summit which was held in Kuala Lumpur at that year.
X OIC: Issued only during the 2003 OIC Summit which was held in Kuala Lumpur at that year.
XI ASEAN: Issued only during the 2005 ASEAN Summit which was held in Kuala Lumpur at that year.
BAMbee: Issued only during the 2000 Thomas and Uber Cup which was held in Kuala Lumpur at that year.
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10) How about G1M & 1M4U Plates?
G1M stands for Gagasan 1Malaysia and this series of number plate is handled by Kelab Explorasi 7 Benua Malaysia (KE7B). Proceeds from the plate sales were used to fund the club’s trek expeditions to places like Mount Everest and Greenland and also channeled to National Athletes Welfare Foundation, Malaysian Children’s Hope Foundation and the Poverty Eradication Foundation.
The 1M4U plate has been introduced in conjuction with the 1Malaysia For Youth movement, with the objective of it helping to raise funds to support the movement’s activities. The plate cannot be registered in Langkawi or Labuan, unlike previously with the G1M plate.
Posted on January 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM
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