The new “V” prefix number plates for Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur have been released, after going to tender last month. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the top “V1” registration plate went to Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, for the winning bid of RM989,780.

The latest top number plate purchase is the latest in a line of “1” suffixed number plates Sultan Ibrahim has come to own. The Johor ruler paid RM836,660 for the “F1” plate which was then attached to his Proton Perdana.

Deputy transport minister Datuk Aziz Kaprawi was quoted as saying that the public were more comfortable with the traditional number plate sequence of a single prefix, versus a prefix and suffix numbering system (e.g: W xxx A, started in September 2013 and now defunct).

Notable owners of the new “V” series of plates include Kelantan royal Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra Ibni Sultan Ismail with “V9”, “V99” and “V170”, deputy Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani with “V40”, MARA chairman Tan Sri Annuar Musa with “V23”, Syabas CEO Tan Sri Rozali Ismail with “V59”, Tabung Haji chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim with “V89”, cabinet minister Azalina Binti Othman with “V63”, along with “V6” and “V38” each going to individual, unnamed government officials.

See the full list of “V” registration numbers, here.