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Want to show the world how important you are, and have your vehicle registration plate reflect that? Well, good news for you then, as a new VIP vehicle rego set is due to be available next year, The Sun reports.

The report indicates that Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has approved an application by the Pahang Tourism and Cultural Council to auction the special vehicle registration numbers VIP 1 to VIP 9999, in conjunction with Visit Pahang Year 2017.

The Pahang government will have to pay RM1 million to the Road Transport Department (JPJ) for the right to sell these vehicle registration numbers, according to a dispatch issued by the JPJ on the subject.

While Liow could not be reached for comment, Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Aziz Kaprawi told the publication that the VIP plate series is similar in nature to other such vanity vehicle registration plates such as Patriot, G1M (Gagasan 1Malaysia), 1M4U (1Malaysia For Youth) and Perfect, with profit from sales going to NGOs.

“This is similar to G1M with sales proceeds from the number plates used to support the Kelab Explorasi 7 Benua Malaysia expeditions to Mount Everest, and 1M4U for the 1Malaysia for Youth movement,” he explained.

The report asks the question as to why the ministry – or JPJ – has allocated the rego set to an organisation instead of tendering the VIP series itself to make money for the government coffers. As always, share your thoughts on the subject with us in the comments section.