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Special vehicle registration plates are big business, and rake in the money for the Malaysian Road Transport Department (JPJ). Prime value numbers can fetch up from tens of thousands of ringgit to millions. The next series of plates are certainly going to be hotcakes.
At its 72nd anniversary celebrations in Johor, Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi announced that bidding for “FB” vehicle registration plates has started (2 April), and will last until 12 PM, 16 April 2018.
The minister also announced a 70% discount on all summonses and compounds, valid until the end of April 2018.
The minister said that interest for the series would be immense, given the similarity between the series and the acronym for Facebook (FB).
The bidding is open for public, with plates FB 1 until FB 9999 available for grabs.
Results of the bidding will be announced on 14 May 2018.
How to bid
To submit a bid, you’ll need to fill in form M.V. 10. You will need to pay a service charge of MYR10.00. In addition to that, you’ll need to attach a deposit of 50% of the bid price, in the form of a bank draft of postal money made out to “Ketua Pengarah Pengangkutan Jalan Malaysia.”
You’ll need to attach a copy of your Identity Card (individual/company) and a copy of a Company Registration Certificate (Form 9 or Form 13) and Form 49 that has been endorsed by the Company Registrar/Secretary).
Include also a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Documents are to be placed in an envelope with “Tempahan number pendaftaran” written outside the envelope. The envelope is to be placed inside the provided reservation box.
Note that there is a minimum reserved price for each registration number depending on the category it falls under. Refer to below:
- Prime Value Numbers (e.g. 1, 2, 3)– MYR10,000
- Attractive Numbers (e.g. 88, 888, 9999) – MYR2,000
- Popular Numbers (e.g. 69, 1188) – MYR300
- Current Numbers – MYR300
Check out this JPJ vehicle registration application guide for more info.