Johor Sultan adds ‘V1’ number plate to collection for nearly RM1m

File photo of ruler Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar. — Picture courtesy of Sultan Ibrahim’s Facebook page
File photo of ruler Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar. — Picture courtesy of Sultan Ibrahim’s Facebook page

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 — Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar had reportedly won the bid for the coveted “V1” number plate, the first among designated registration plates for the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.

Quoting a source, Malay daily Utusan Malaysia reported today the sultan paid close to RM1 million for the plate, slightly higher than the price he paid for the “F1” number plate he won last month.

“The number was bought for RM989,780 followed by ‘V2’ that was bid for RM700,000 by one Ng Min Lin and ‘V3’ for RM660,000 by a Fuji Supply Holdings Sdn Bhd,” the source was quoted as saying.

The source also told the daily that Kelantan ruler Sultan Muhammad V was the winning bidder for the “V9” plate valued at close to RM900,000.

Sultan Ibrahim was also the winning bidder for the “F1” number plate for RM836,660 in July, according to the Ministry of Transport’s Vehicle Licensing Division.

In 2014, the Sultan won the number “W1N” with his bid of RM748,000 and in 2012, for “WWW1” with a bid of RM520,000.