PUTRAJAYA: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will fully implement the online bidding system in the Federal Territories after successfully collecting RM1.31mil for the “VDN” plate series.
Its director-general Datuk Seri Shaharuddin Khalid said the e-bidding system had proven to promote transparency and prevent abuses in the transactions.
He also revealed that the highest bid for the series came from someone who offered RM158,000 for VDN 1.
“The top five highest bids we received for this series are VDN1 with a total of 10 bids; followed by VDN18, with a total of nine bids with the highest bid at RM10,000.
“VDN111 has seven bidders with the highest amount at RM7,999, VDN118 (six bids) at RM5,305, while VDN188 (six bids) with the highest at RM1,280,” he told a press conference yesterday.
Bidding for the VDN number series lasted for five days from midnight on June 21 to 11.59pm on June 25.
Shaharuddin said the next series would be “VDP”, which will be from July 3 until July 7.
He noted that through the JPJeBid system, the department managed to collect a total of RM1mil for the “VDH” series, followed by RM1.12mil for the “VDJ” series and RM1.14mil for the “VDK” series.
The amount gradually went up with the “VDL” series at RM1.19mil, RM1.29mil for the “VDM” series and the highest so far is the “VDN” series at RM1.31mil.
“We expect the revenues collected through the online system will continue to rise.
“We are looking at expanding to use the online bidding system to other states,” he said.
Shaharuddin reminded successful bidders to register the plates to a vehicle within 12 months after the offer letter is issued by the state or branch JPJ.
“Registration can be done at the portal https://jpjebid.jpj.gov.my or via the JPJeBid mobile app.
“So far we have a total of 320,281 registered bidders in our system.
“We also handled about 8,600 online transactions per second for the VDN number plate.
“We are confident that we can expand it to other states,” he said.
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