sumber: The Malaysian Insider
There are five bids for the vehicle registration number plate “Patriot 1”, which is touted as the most expensive in Malaysia, with bidding starting at RM1 million, The Star reported today.
The auction for the number plate started on June 1 and the winner will be made known by June 30, it said.
All five bidders have reportedly put in a 20% down payment for the number plate.
The highest price paid by a motorist for a vehicle number plate before this was by the Johor Sultan, Sultan Ibrahim Ismail.
He reportedly paid RM520,000 for the “WWW1” number plate in 2012.
The exclusive number plate is being offered by Yayasan Patriot Negara Malaysia (YPN) as part of its fund-raiser to promote moderation, the report said.
The Road Transport Department (RTD or JPJ) had agreed to a special series of registration numbers for the NGO, it said.
“YPN’s special project director Mass Ayu Mass Akbar said JPJ had granted the organisation permission to auction the numbers ‘Patriot 1’ to ‘Patriot 9999’,” the report said.
“An authorisation letter would be issued to the buyer who must bring it to the Wangsa Maju JPJ for registration.”
YPN was set up in April 2013 to promote programmes to encourage racial unity and patriotism among Malaysians.
The NGO is led by government retirees and private sector members “with the aim of encouraging a harmonious nation”. – June 24, 2015.