Saturday, July 2, 2016

Johor Sultan wins bid for prized F1 number plate


PETALING JAYA: Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar (pic) has added one of the most sought-after registration number plates to his collection – F1.

He bid for it for RM836,660.

This was the highest amount the Sultan of Johor has paid for a number plate, having won W1N for RM748,000 in 2014 and WWW1 for RM520,000 in 2012.

The W1N and WWW1 plates were used on Sultan Ibrahim’s Proton Suprima S and Proton Satria Neo respectively.

The other winning bidders for the “F” prefix were Sultan of Kelantan Sultan Muhammad V for F12 at RM110,000, Goh Fong Yee for F2 at RM514,800, Trans Penang Inns Sdn Bhd for F9 at RM404,800, PLI Trading Sdn Bhd for F7 at RM396,000, TSE Modul Inisiatif Sdn Bhd at RM385,000 for F8, Wee Ka Keng for F5 at RM366,520 and Herald Accord Sdn Bhd for F3 at RM344,300.

Other interesting bids were F333 which went to Lee Chan Char for RM355,000 and F888 which went to Wan Hazreek Putra Hussain Yusuf for RM188,000.

The Road Transport Depart­ment (JPJ) has received 11,683 registration forms bidding for the new Putrajaya “F” prefix, which is the second highest after the “WWW” series issued by JPJ in 2012.

On May 19, Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said vehicles registered in Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur will have a new prefix of registration number beginning with “F” and “V” respectively.

*Taken from The Star Online

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