Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar captured the W1N plate with a bid of RM748,000. — Bernama pic
Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar captured the W1N plate with a bid of RM748,000. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR

Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar outbid others with a hefty RM748,000 to capture the much desired number plate “W1N”.

The New Straits Times reported that the ruler believed the money spent would be channelled back to the people.

“I do not mind paying for the plate number because I know that the amount paid will go back to the rakyat.

“The people will benefit from it. So, the amount paid is small compared with the benefits that the people will reap,” he said.

Sultan Ibrahim said he placed a bid for the number through the Road Transport Department’s (JPJ) tender process for new registrations, just like everyone else.

“”I am not the type who skips procedures to get things my way. It is the ‘Johor-style’ to pay for what we want because everyone should have a fair chance and like the saying goes  — only the best man wins,” he was reported as saying by NST.

According to the newspaper, the state ruler is using the “W1N” number plate on his local car, a Proton Suprima S.

In May last year, Sultan Ibrahim had won the tender for WWW 1.