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    Personalised car numberplate

    It was reported in yesterday's daliy regarding bidding for personalised car number plates..Soon you can bid for your favourite combination or just a digit. It can start from rm200 to rm200000...good revenue for RTD..is that the real purpose? They claim nowdays many can afford any amount.
    I woudnt want to spend thousands for a fancy or an unique number for me any combination will do. Also I dont want anyone remembering my number easily.

    What are your views. For fun this would be my combination NV4548KR if i can afford it, not easy to remember

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    Wow... we going to have a lot of amusing number plates on the road... Wonder how the authorities going to control the numbers... If they are not careful in monitoring the number, you will see in newspaper everyday - people complaning about the same number plate they are having..

    But i guess i won't want to spend alot to get a no plate.. However if it is not expensive maybe i will consider.. Haha...

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    some1 just paid 700k ringgit for a i love u plate number in HK.

    the most expensive one was an auction in london when a personalised car plate fetch a cool 1.3 million ringgit

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    dont know who is using this number plate BAB 1

    if i have the chance, i want this number plate AH76, HAY10, S3X1Y, P3N15, PEN 15, 1D10T and etc

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    Personalized License Plate Design?

    Personalized number plates? Yeah, it's cool. But my question is will the powers-that-be allow for personalized license plate design as well? Attached is a souvenir licence plate that I bought while vacationing in the States. Something like that would be way coooool. Is that allowed, too?
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    I always see this old Honda Civic hatchback in Penang bearing the number plate PAR 15, thought that was cool, although it would look better on an 1982 Alfa Spyder 2000.... or an old 1972 MGB GT....

    If I have a number for my car, it would be PEP 51 or PEPSI and I would paint my car Pepsi Blue with all the bubbles and park the car right in front of my bosses at Section 26 Shah Alam... I work for the other Cola company, you see! Let the bosses vomit blood every morning seeing BLUE! (BTW the number is on a older model off-white Toyota Prado and always seen around the Summit Hotel area.)

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    Heard of this personalized plate before, then nothing happened.

    Btw, TAN series going to start in Terengganu soon. If your name is Tan, you can get your personalized plate sooner than the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimosa
    Heard of this personalized plate before, then nothing happened.

    Btw, TAN series going to start in Terengganu soon. If your name is Tan, you can get your personalized plate sooner than the rest.
    and cheaper too

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    Mr Gooi Hock Seng the ex DAP Bukit Bendera assemblyman most probably paid RM 200 and became the first Malaysian to have a personalised number plate. He bought the Melaka number plate and today happily driving around with this number plate MR G00i. The same thing happened to a certain Mr Khoo. He took a old Kedah number plate K 1100 and place two white screws between the two 1s and got KHOO. But I like the car with BBB 888 where you see a very nice pattern on his number plate 888888 where he printed the BBB looking like 888.

    Now the JPJ doesn't publish the name of the successful tenderer on its website. I still have copies of those who won the previous plates series and sometimes I am surprised that for mere RM 3,000, you can get very nice numbers. But I see averagely people bid less that RM 70K for number 1 plate which previously was allocated to only royalties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericchan
    It was reported in yesterday's daliy regarding bidding for personalised car number plates..
    The Brits call them 'vanity plates'. I think it's a rather good name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mimosa
    Heard of this personalized plate before, then nothing happened.
    Agreed. This is not the first time. Just hot air.
    Besides, after 20 years, the Government still fail to decide if Malaysian 'black' registration plates could be changed to the British or Singapore's or Japan's 'black on yellow' plates - developed countries' choice

    Top plate colour is also black on white (instead of our current white on black), but the Govt gave that to the TAXIS, lol
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    Its not a good move.

    Panic ppl / victim during a traffic emergency may not be able to memorise the personalised plate numbers.

    We had been trained to recognise the existing format plate number and for the sake of the notion of "safety first", I rather forego any fancy plate number. Not even those that bears special wordings.

    Nevertheless, numbers punters will have less reason to be busybody slowing down to jot down the fancy numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcyeoh
    Now the JPJ doesn't publish the name of the successful tenderer on its website.
    it's probably because of the expose malaysiakini did on how much certain politicians were paying for their number plates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by munity
    Its not a good move.

    Panic ppl / victim during a traffic emergency may not be able to memorise the personalised plate numbers.
    There was this hit and run case where Ah Beng was hit by a Mat Rempit which he not only survived just managed to note down the regsitration of the getaway motorcycle. At the police station when asked by the police for the number, Ah Beng replied, "Satu sudah ada. Tiga sudah mari. Lagi satu tiga terpusing. Lapan tak cukup. Tujuh takda Sembilan takda." The police was loosing his patience and asked loudly, "Apa itu number? Ini takda, itu tak cukup dan itu pusing." So Ah Beng requested a pen and paper and wrote down BES 7090.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcyeoh
    Now the JPJ doesn't publish the name of the successful tenderer on its website.
    JPJ KL publishes the list of successful tenderers. Certain numbers have preset values based on their popularity and JPJ has been making millions with this system. Introducing personalised number plates will drive down the value of these numbers and they have to think of a way to recuperate the potential loss of revenue. Personalised number plates will also introduce another problem, how to manage the numbers as they are not centralised - each state issues their own set of number plates. Maybe they'll introduced a standard license-plate holder with the names of the issuing states on it, similar to the one practiced in the US.

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