Unique prefixes of JPJ Number Plate such as repeated letter (XXX) become the most bidded issued plates, started with BBB issued in 1978, AAA in 1981, JJJ in 2005, CCC in 2007, WWW in 2012, and RR in July 2017 to August 2017; DDD starts issued on 13 September 2017. The most expensive JPJ Number Plate as of 2016 is “F 1” which bid at RM836,660, “W 1 N” (similar to “Win”) at RM748,000 in 2014 and “WWW 1” at RM520,000 in 2012, both owned by Sultan of Johor which is previously bid the “JJJ 1” plate at RM165,000.
In November 2014, JPJ Number Plate prefix “BMW” series issued and open for bidding which very popular among BMW owners. “BMW 1” and “BMW 2” were reserved for Selangor Royal Family. “BMW 6” owned by national badminton player Lee Chong Wei.
In February 2015, JPJ Number Plate prefix “RM” issued in Perlis open for bid, which is similar to Malaysian ringgit currency symbol. “RM 1” plate was reserved to Raja Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin when “RM 2” to “RM 7” except “RM 5”, which belongs to Tengku Amir Shah, Raja Muda (Crown Prince) of Selangor, was reserved to Perlis state EXCO’s. “RM” becomes highest-bidding JPJ Number Plate at more than RM7 million.
In July 2016, JPJ Number Plate prefix “F 1” issued in Putrajaya was bid at RM836,660, again by Sultan of Johor. The “F 1” JPJ Number Plate, are similar to Formula One acronyms.
Among other sought-after prefixes are JPJ Number Plate which are similar to Malaysia’s political party acronyms, such as MCA, PAP, DAP, PAS, PKR and PKM. Vanity issue “MM 1” belongs to a former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad. MCM prefix are popular on Malaccan government vehicles due to MCM possibly denoting Malacca Chief Minister – and acronyms of states’ official names such as JDT can stand for Johor Darul Takzim and KDA might stand for Kedah Darul Aman.