BACHOK: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has raked in a record RM12mil in sales for the highly coveted WWW vehicle registration series.
Its director-general Datuk Solah Mat Hassan said the other “golden” or most wanted number plate series only brought in between RM1mil and RM2mil in sales previously.
“We are anticipating that the WYY and PKR number plate series to have the same number of bids as the WWW series,” he said after closing the One Community One JPJ programme here yesterday.
It was reported recently that the Sultan of Johor was the proud owner of the much sought-after WWW 1 number plate with a winning bid of RM520,000.
This surpassed the record set by “MCA 1”, which was sold for RM300,100.
The department's website listed “D.Y.M.M. Sultan Ibrahim Johor” as having outbid 9,998 others for the coveted plate.
It also listed “D.Y.M.M. Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong” for WWW 5 with a winning bid of RM220,000.
On another matter, Solah said the department would organise a programme which would allow the public to take their test for a P licence for motorcycles in every state.
Previously, motorcyclists had to sit for their tests in driving schools.
“We want to tell the public not to be scared of us and we want everyone, especially the younger generation, to have a proper licence when they are using the roads,” he said.
He also noted that the programme was to give a chance to the lower income group to get a P licence for only a RM150 fee.