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PPP number plate bidding breaks JPJ record with close to RM 7.3 million collected

Between November 5th to 9th, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) opened bidding for PPP number plate registration and accumulated almost RM 7.3 million with 11,718 bidders, that's a new record for JPJ. The highest bid is, of course, for the number plate PPP1 which was rumoured to have been bought by badminton star Lee Chong Wei’s brother, Lee Chong Hoon, for RM 260,000. That’s the price of a Mazda MX-5! Or you can purchase 4 Perodua Myvis and still have change. PPP9 is the second most expensive

JerricaJerrica

Nov 11, 2020

You can now make a complain about fancy car number plates to JPJ's complain centre

Photo taken from Traffic Number Plate Facebook The Road Transport Department (JPJ) is asking for the help of all road users to report any customised car number plates that do not follow the JPJ regulated specifications. In just the first 5 months of 2020, JPJ has issued a total of 12,694 notices to car owners for using a number plate that is not up to the JPJ regulated specifications. JPJ also reports that they have compounded 7,455 cars between January and May for the same reason. For years, cu

JerricaJerrica

Jun 19, 2020

Standardised number plates for Malaysian cars – 20 years later, still nothing to show

Image from motorme.my and Harith Iskander Earlier this week, the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development said that the Ministry of Transport will table a new bill to replace vehicle stickers for persons with disabilities with a special number plate. One week earlier, the Johor state police announced a crackdown on vehicles with ‘fancy’ vehicle number plates – plates that don’t meet JPJ’s standards. The bigger question is, why after more than 20 years, Malaysia still can’t enforce sta

HansHans

Dec 27, 2020

JPJ gegar Puspakom Selangor, separuh dari pemegang trade plate salahguna lesen!

Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan Negeri Selangor telah mengadakan Ops Trade Plate yang bertujuan untuk mengesan penyalahgunaan trade plate pada kenderaan tertentu. Operasi ini telah diketuai oleh Tn Mohamad Hafiz bin Usman, Ketua Bahagian Penguatkuasa dan anggota Unit Operasi, Unit Penguatkuasaan Overloading serta Unit Penguatkuasaan Bermotosikal JPJ Negeri Selangor. Trade plate adalah lesen perdagangan kenderaan motor yang diberikan kepada syarikat untuk kegunaan perniagaan. Syarikat yang dibenarkan

HarisHaris

Mar 29, 2021

Buying a used car? Here's how to check for unpaid summons

So, you've found the used car of your dreams, sent it to your trusted mechanic and even got the green light from Puspakom to transfer to name over to you. But wait, have you checked if the car has any unpaid traffic summons attached to it? Surprisingly, this is a step that most used car buyers would miss on. Excited car buyers will find themselves facing a roadblock when they realise that JPJ will not transfer the car to them as the previous owner has outstanding traffic summons that has yet to

JerricaJerrica

Nov 4, 2020

In Vietnam standardised number plates is a must, this is how drivers are avoiding surveillance

Now that Vietnam has introduced a new camera surveillance system on one of their highways, drivers are doing their best to avoid getting caught by masking their number plates or even using fake ones to cover up their original license plates. The new surveillance system was installed on the Noi Bai – Lao Cai Expressway, the system is similar to that of the automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera system in China. Unlike in Malaysia, Vietnam has a standardised number plate system so it is

JerricaJerrica

Jan 6, 2021

Toyota Harrier, buy a recond and save over RM20k or buy an official import?

Toyota Harrier Alongside the Toyota Alphard/Vellfire, the Toyota Harrier is an immensely popular luxury SUV. Part of the reason why the Harrier is so popular is the lack of competition – it has no direct rival either from Honda or Nissan. But the question remains – should you buy a cheap reconditioned (recond) unit or pay up for an officially-imported unit by UMW Toyota Motor? Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons. Prices – Recond is cheaper, but for a good reason Prices start from RM 24

EricEric

May 9, 2020

Tun M receives delivery of his Perodua Ativa; Check out that number plate!

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has always been at the forefront of encouraging Malaysians in innovation, especially in the automotive industry. Today he revealed that he has just received delivery of his brand new Perodua Ativa with a number plate 2020. (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src ='https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5'; fjs.parentNode.inser

JerricaJerrica

Apr 14, 2021

Government to introduce OKU number plates to replace OKU stickers

The National Council of Persons with Disabilities (MKBOKU) has approved the plan to change disabled person sticker to a special vehicle number plate instead as is suggested by the Ministry of Transport. According to a press release, applications for the disabled person’s number plate with the Social Welfare Department is now open. Those that are eligible to register for a disabled plate is as listed below: Physical disability A sub-category of learning disability – ADHD Autistic Multiple categor

JerricaJerrica

Dec 23, 2020

What's the history behind Malaysian number plates?

The ubiquitous number plate. These little black and white boxes on every road-going vehicle may seem like a boring topic to explore but look beyond the regulative reasons behind them and they actually have a pretty fascinating history. What purpose does it serve? Simple, really. It's a result of transportation being more accessible, and the government needs a way to regulate and control the vehicles pootling around. They're useful because in the event of an accident or a crime, authorities could

SanjaySanjay

Sep 13, 2020

Selangor JPJ cracks down on improper use of vehicle trade plates

The Selangor Road Transport Department (JPJ) has started the crack down on the improper use of JPJ issued trade plates on the road. Also read: 157 clone vehicles in Kelantan seized by JPJ, up to RM 20k fines and jail time The Enforcement Unit is assisted by members of the Operation Unit, Overloading Enforcement Unit, and the Motorcycle Enforcement Unit of the Selangor JPJ office. Motor Vehicle Trade Licenses (LPKM) or better known as ‘trade plates’ are issued by JPJ to enable vehicles without a

JerricaJerrica

Mar 29, 2021

A recond Toyota Alphard/Vellfire is nearly RM 44k cheaper than UMW Toyota's official import, should you buy the recond?

There's no doubt that the Toyota Alphard (and its Vellfire twin) is the best luxury MPV on the market. Few other cars can match the Alphard/Vellfire's spaciousness and ease of entrace/exit. Compared to a Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the Alphard's sliding doors allow you to step in/out of the car as if it's a room, rather than a car. The only question left is whether to buy a cheap reconditioned (recond) unit or pay up for an officially-imported unit by UMW Toyota Motor? Let’s take a closer look at the

EricEric

May 2, 2020

PDRM declares support to implement number plates for bicycles

Image credit: Cycling Plus Malaysia Back in September, the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) issued a proposal to implement a licensing system for bicycles as a means to compile a database of the number of bicycles and cyclists. The idea was quickly shot down by various ministers, but now The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has declared their support for the proposal in a TV interview. Bukit Aman Traffic Investigations and Enforcement chief assistant director Bakri Zainal Abidin

JerricaJerrica

Dec 28, 2020

157 clone vehicles in Kelantan seized by JPJ, up to RM 20k fines and jail time

Since 2016, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) in Kelantan has seized as many as 157 clone cars, including 8 cars seized this year (to date) and 11 cars last year. Clone cars may appear attractive with low prices but it’s actually a thorn in the flesh. For those who buy clone cars thinking they are safe because they live in a secluded area, think again. Director of JPJ in Kelantan, Hanif Yusabra Yusuf, said the owners of clone cars who were caught are aged between 25 to 45. They were willing to

ShaunShaun

Mar 18, 2021

Road tax paid to JPJ don’t go to road maintenance, so what are we paying for?

Most of us take it for granted that road tax, by virtue of its name, goes directly into maintenance of non-tolled roads, but that's actually not true. Instead, road tax is just yet another channel of government revenue, and it's not used exclusively for road maintenance. Which begs the obvious question, what are we paying for then? Before we go further and for the benefit of those who missed our last article, here's some background. The former Director General of MIROS (Malaysian Institute of Ro

HansHans

Jan 10, 2021

How do you to renew your insurance and road tax online?

With news that JPJ has decided to close all offices due to the gathering of large crowds, the government is now encouraging the use of MyEG to renew their respective insurance and road taxes. If you're uncertain how the online portal works, here are a few step by step pointers. Left - old version; Right - new version The documents that you need are: JPJ vehicle registration card Previous insurance cover note When renewing your car insurance, you will have to refer to your registration card when

JerricaJerrica

Mar 26, 2020

All JPJ offices to resume operations starting 18 May 2020

The Road Transport Department Malaysia (JPJ) has announced that they will be reopening counters and services come 18 May 2020. Previously, all JPJ offices were ordered to close during the second week of the Movement Control Order. This was due to the overwhelming number of people still going to the offices despite the warning to stay home and avoid crowded areas. Now that the government has implemented a Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, ha

JerricaJerrica

May 15, 2020

What paperwork do you need before selling your car?

Car photo created by standret - www.freepik.com It’s time to sell your car. You’ve already figured out how to get the highest price and how to clean the interior, but how do you sell your car without going through a used car dealer? Assuming that you’ve somehow managed to find for a buyer that’s willing to buy your old car, there are some steps to follow before you can sell off your old car. Also Read: Selling your car soon? Here's how to ensure you get the highest price If it’s a cash sale and

EricEric

Apr 6, 2021

New or used car, which should you buy after MCO?

The Movement Control Order (MCO) in place to control the Covid-19 pandemic has put a huge speed bump on the various economic sector. The automotive industry has come to a complete halt as JPJ (Road and Transport Department Malaysia) has yet to resume new private vehicle registration (services related to commercial vehicles are available). It’s only a matter of time before consumers can go out and purchase their next perfect car. But with the soft economy that will prolong for the foreseeable fut

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

May 24, 2020

VIN, it's your car's 'IC number' and here's how to find it

You’ve probably heard of the term ‘chassis number’ before, but what does it mean? Officially, ‘chassis number’ should be called Vehicle Identification Number, VIN for short. VIN of the Honda Civic Type R. Note that the VIN says FK8, not FK8R. Think of VIN as the identification number for your car, as each car has a unique number, much like our Identification Card (IC). Similar to our IC, the vehicle's VIN contains a bunch of useful information, like fitted options to the vehicle, body colour, an

EricEric

Oct 19, 2019

Scored a used child car seat? Have you checked the expiry date?

With the Road and Transport Department (JPJ) waiting for the official green light to start issuing fines for not using a child car seat, many parents are rushing to purchase a seat to avoid needing to pay the expensive fine. But unfortunately, many are looking to second-hand child seats or hand-me-downs from friends and families. Did you know that these child car seats have an expiry date? Yes, all child car seats have an expiry date or shelf life as we call it. There are many factors contributi

JerricaJerrica

Aug 8, 2020

This little thing looks like a mini MINI and Malaysians just can't get over how cute it is!

This little 3-door EV with its many bright colour options is going viral in Malaysia because people, especially women, cannot get over how cute it is. It’s called the Mine M1 LSEV, manufactured by a company named Today Sunshine, and believe it or not, it’s not actually a car, at least not according to Chinese regulations. The Mine M1 first made its appearance in the 2017 Jinan EV Show, and under Chinese laws, it is technically a four-wheeled electric scooter. If you have been to China before, yo

JerricaJerrica

Apr 15, 2020

How to choose the right 12V battery for your car?

If you drive an automatic car, it is impossible to push start the car. Your only option in case of a flat battery is to jump start the car and get a battery replacement ASAP. A weak car battery has obvious tell-tale signs like a slow crank and dim lights. Changing a car battery is a simple task, but if you don’t know what you’re doing, there’s still a high chance of screwing things up. Not the kind of push-start you want. Photo If you have absolutely no experience in replacing a new battery for

ArifArif

Oct 9, 2020

Why I Buy: Love at second sight- My story of my Mazda CX-5

** This article is the personal experience of a 2020 Mazda CX5 new owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. About My Car -Car info: 2020 Mazda CX5 2.0 High spec -Order date: September 2020 -Delivery date: September 2020 -Price: RM157k (incl. premium colour surcharge and ‘optional’ accessory package) -Promo, offer: 0% SST Reason to buy Exterior The exterior aspect of the vehicle that I will be driving everyday is one of my top priorities as I would want one that I would take a

Why I BuyWhy I Buy

Oct 16, 2020

JPJ dress code reminder: leave those ripped jeans at home!

The Road Transport Department has issued a reminder on the dress code when visiting a JPJ office. Fashionably ripped jeans are part of the list of clothing items that are not recommended to be worn at a JPJ office. Other clothing items forbidden at JPJ offices include the usual shorts (this includes your sports and “fashionable” bicycle shorts), slippers, and sleeveless shirts. For ladies, the department’s infographic also reminds you that skirts that end above the knee are not allowed as well.

JerricaJerrica

Jan 19, 2021

Tun M checks out some restored Proton Sagas; Confirms Perodua Ativa is his own car

After showing off his brand new Perodua Ativa, a car that he confirmed in this video is his own purchase, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed is now checking out some restored Proton Sagas. Also read: Tun M receives delivery of his Perodua Ativa; Check out that number plate! Two cars were on display, a standard 1989 Proton Saga and a 1986 Proton Saga Orion. The green car (WBH 5581) is the first generation Orion engine model, while the red car (WBT 2289) is a later model with a newer Ma

JerricaJerrica

Apr 16, 2021

How did the Honda City go from a simple family car to firing shots at the Camry?

In anticipation of Honda Malaysia launching the 2020 Honda City, let’s take a quick look back at Honda’s popular sedan and a gateway for many Honda fanboys. It is turning 25 soon, after all. “But the City isn’t 25. There was a smaller JDM car made much earlier in 1981, so it should be 40.” Well, I hear you loud and clear but I’m just focusing on the City that moved most of South East Asia and not the little turbocharged bulldog. With that cleared up, let’s begin. The beginning The original City

CY FoongCY Foong

Aug 20, 2020

Covid-19: How do you buy food during lockdown? With an RC car, of course

You’re feeling hungry, and crave for some hot steamed bun. However, it is in the middle of an outbreak, and you are being a responsible citizen by not taking the chance to go out from your house due to quarantine just to fulfill your self-need. So, what do you do? A woman in China decides to be creative and uses a remote control (RC) car to get her steamed buns. According to South China Morning Post, The RC car was modified with a trailer at the back. Then, she placed two cameras, one for naviga

Zamil SyaheerZamil Syaheer

Mar 18, 2020

Toyota GR Yaris could be launched in Malaysia soon, priced at about RM 1k for every 1 PS

Fresh from its world debut at the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon, we have learned that the Toyota GR Yaris could be coming to Malaysia soon. The GR Yaris will be the second Gazoo Racing road car to be sold in Malaysia, after the GR Supra. Prices have yet to be confirmed but don’t expect it to be cheap. Globally the GR Yaris is priced very close to a FK8 Honda Civic Type R, even though the Yaris is a B-segment model that sits one-class below the C-segment Civic. How much? Expect to play close to RM 300,00

HansHans

Jan 13, 2020

The 1951 Nash Rambler: A car you should know during the Malaysia Day

The 1951 Nash Rambler is on display at Publika (Ends Sept 16), in KL. If you are in KL, then you should seize the last chance to the Hari Malaysia and Publika Art Show to see rare national artefacts! The Hari Malaysia exhibition is a collaboration between Publika and the National Archives of Malaysia. Among all, the 1951 Nash Rambler is particularly eye-catching. The car exhibited was used by Tunku Abdul Rahman to announce the country’s independence in Melaka on Feb 20, 1956. The story behind th

TasiaTasia

Sep 16, 2019