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RM520,000 for Registration Number WWW1?

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Kuala Lumpur: Vehicle registration number WWW 1 created a record by receiving a RM520,000 bid, the highest ever for a vehicle registration number, surpassing the previous record for MCA 1 which was sold at RM300,100.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said the WWW series also made another record with 13 successful bids worth than RM100,000 each with three of them above RM300,000. He said the most number of bidders was for WWW 333, by 84 persons.
“Overall, all premium, attractive and popular numbers including running numbers which have sentimental value or meaning to the bidders, have been booked,” he said in a statement here today.
He said 18,243 applications with bidding value worth RM64,225,838.51 were received during the 15-day bidding period from April 30 and a sum of RM11.3 million in revenue was collected from the bidders, which was 10 times the amount collected from other series sold before this.

Kong said a total of 4,908 numbers in the WWW series were booked while the balance of 5,091 will be running numbers when the WWW series registration opens.

He said the full results of the WWW registration number series would be displayed through the RTD portal (www.jpj.gov.my) this Monday and the official letter on the bidding results would be issued from June 6 2012.
He said the WWW registration number series could be registered on June 15 2012 and the bidders could obtain their letters by post or collect personally at the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory office in Wangsa Maju.
“For successful bidders, the balance of the bid should be paid up within one month from the date of the letter, failing which the registration number can be withdrawn.
“For unsuccessful bidders, their deposit payments will be returned to the address on the attached envelope provided with the application,” he said. — Bernama