IPOH: The vehicle registration number AKU 1 fetched the highest bid of RM207,898.90 among all others for the AKU series of numbers offered by the Perak Road Transport Department (RTD).
Its director, Mohd Zawawi Zakaria, said the highest bid for the number AKU 8055, which resembles AKU BOSS, was RM74,000.
The AKU series of numbers were offered between July 3 and 18.
Zawawi said the popular numbers were 8055, 1305 and 805.
He said the Perak RTD receive a total of 3,315 bids, of which 239 were rejected after failing to meet the conditions.
“AKU 1305 attracted 49 bids; AKU 8055 received 27, AKU 89 (23), AKU 69 (21), AKU 2121 (20), AKU 4212 (19), and AKU 805 (18),” he told a press conference at the Perak RTD headquarters here today.
Zawawi said the total collection for the AKU series of plates was RM3.5 million, which was the highest recorded for registration bids by the Perak RTD.
“Usually, the Perak RTD receives between 500 and 600 bids for vehicle registration numbers, but the figure was six times higher for the AKU series,” he said.