Bidding Starts 1 April For Special RIMAU 1 To 9999 Number Plates
No, its not an April's Fool joke. Malaysians looking for unique plates will be able to bid for RIMAU 1 to RIMAU 9999 starting tomorrow, 1 April.
In conjunction with Malaysia hosting the 2017 SEA Games for the ASEAN region this year, these SEA Games commemorative number plates are being released by the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) via the Road Transport Department (JPJ).
According to the “RIMAU PLAT” Facebook page set up earlier last month to promote the special plate series, RIMAU which is a short form of the games’ Malayan Tiger mascot stands for Respect, Integrity, Move, Attitude and Unity.
Yesterday, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin launched the number plate bidding which he announced that the revenue will go towards the cost of hosting the SEA Games and ASEAN Para Games which would take place in August and September respectively.
"All bids will take place through the online bidding e-bid system with the proceeds going towards the cost of hosting KL2017.
"We hope to get as much as possible from the bidding process because not only the number plates are a memento to the people but also the proceeds can be used for financing the organising cost," he told reporters at the launch, Bernama reports.
Other rules regarding the registration transfer process that you have to be aware of are concerned with road tax. To start with, the DVLA will not transfer a registration number to a vehicle that is not taxed. Usually, this means the vehicle receiving the registration number must be taxed, although you can still apply for the transfer and include an application for road tax at the same time.
The vehicle that currently has the registration number could have a SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) instead of road tax, however, the SORN must be less than 12 months old (i.e. you can’t transfer a registration number from a vehicle that has had two or more SORNs in a row), and the vehicle must not have any breaks in its road tax record, i.e. a period of time when it had neither road tax nor a SORN.
If your SORN doesn’t meet any of these conditions, you will have to get road tax for the vehicle before you can transfer the registration.
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