‘PATRIOT’ no plates now selling for half price at PWTC


Looks like there aren’t many “patriots” willing to cough up silly money for a number plate. The ‘PATRIOT’ registration plate number series is now on sale at the PWTC in conjunction with the UMNO general assembly, with discounts of up to 50%, Malay Mail Online reports.

“There is no need for bidding, you can just register on our website or come straight to our booth at the Putra World Trade Centre to get discounts up to 50 per cent,” Yayasan Patriot Nasional Malaysia (YPNM) marketing officer Afif Nadim told ProjekMMO.

Like G1M (Gagasan 1Malaysia) and 1M4U (1Malaysia For Youth), the PATRIOT plate series was introduce in June by YPNM as part of its fund-raising drive to promote moderation. Proceeds from the sale of PATRIOT 1 to 9999 will be used to carry out programmes and activities that build patriotism and bring together Malaysians of various race and religion, the KL-based NGO claims on its website.

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The minimum bidding price for the premier category (PATRIOT 1 to 10) ranged from RM380,000 to RM1 million and the ‘PATRIOT 1’ plate was reported to be sold in July for RM1,308,000, higher than the RM748,000 for ‘W1N’ by Sultan Ibrahim Ismail of Johor, who also paid RM520,000 for ‘WWW 1’. YPNM had hoped to generate RM10 million from sales of the series.

It’s not without controversy, and MMO reports that there are critics claiming that YPNM had obtained the plate number auction from Putrajaya under questionable circumstances.

“We received numerous accusations like we are selling our sovereignty off. But does the sale of the Jalur Gemilang equate to selling off our sovereignty too? It is just a similar concept with Patriot. We are only trying to instill patriotism in the rakyat and unite them,” Afif said.

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  • macromedia on Dec 10, 2015 at 10:23 am

    lol… is it any wonder? “Simply supporting one’s government does not make one a patriot though; A patriot is someone who is ready to fight for their land and take a stand by defending their rights.” I rath buy THE FORCE 1, or DARKSIDE 1

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  • Jobless on Dec 10, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Me offer Rm2.60 for number plate 2626…i consider tis a generous donation..take it or leave it

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  • W.T.F.

    In conjunction with UMNO general assembly?

    What kind of party is this?

    Can opposition make one called OPPO 1-9999?

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  • Y need PATRIOT plate???!!!
    Half price also won’t buy…I need to put my own name on plate!!

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  • who the hell would want to become a self-claimed patriot? buat malu saja

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  • Aero (Member) on Dec 10, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Good, don’t buy. Less money for BN’s coffers. Any true patriot would know better.

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  • tohellwithplagiarism on Dec 10, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Wow. Imagine you can show your ‘patriotism’ by using hundreds of thousands ringgit by buying ‘patriotic’ number plate. A chance to ‘wash’ money n show ‘patriotism’ n our govt linked NGO took millions or ringgit without moving a single hair .. One stone throw so many bird they said .. N they just went full retard.

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  • G dog on Dec 11, 2015 at 8:29 am

    ‘cheapest’ parrotism method..

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