How many times have you called someone a cib*i while driving on Malaysian roads?
It could be induced by a sudden bout of of road rage, or the stupidity of the other driver or if you’re just Hokkien like that.
Whatever the reason, we geddit.
However, we may have just found a legitimate reason for you to scream-honk the Hokkien curse word.
Someone just paid RM5,100 for a CEE 841 number plate in Pahang!
Yes, you read that right!
While more “elite” number plates like CEE 7 and CEE 9 were unsurprisingly sold for a lofty RM58,000 each, it’s the seemingly random CEE 841 number selling at such a high price that caught people’s attention.
Its striking similarity to Malaysia’s favourite Hokkien curse word could be the reason why people were throwing money during the bidding which ran from 30th August to 3rd September.
Another random number that got a surprisingly high bid was CEE 96 at RM3,800. (We’re not sure why but if you have any theories please let us know!)
Other big bucks number plates were CEE 3 at RM50,000, CEE 8 at RM44,444 and CEE 5 at RM43,000.
At the end of the day, the CEE license plate series collected a staggering RM1.024 million. That’s much higher that the CED series which collected a humble RM895,940 in comparison.
To whomever who successfully snapped up the CEE 841 number plate, we tip our hat to you. But please, try not to drive like a CEE 841 okay!