The ‘AKU’ number plate series has become the most lucrative ever for JPJ Perak, netting the state department RM3.5 million in total, Bernama reports. Big contributors were bids for ‘AKU 1’ and ‘AKU 8055’, which resembles ‘AKU BOSS’. The AKU series was offered from July 3 to 18.

The ‘AKU 1’ plate fetched the highest bid of RM207,898.90, while RM74,000 was needed to take home ‘AKU 8055’. Other ‘boss plates’ such as 1305 and 805 were also popular among bidders. Perak JPJ director Mohd Zawawi Zakaria said the department received a total of 3,315 bids.

“AKU 1305 attracted 49 bids; AKU 8055, twenty-seven; AKU 89, twenty-three; AKU 69, twenty-one; AKU 2121, twenty; AKU 4212, nineteen and AKU 805, eighteen,” he told a press conference in Ipoh. “Usually, the Perak JPJ receives between 500 and 600 bids for vehicle registration numbers but the figure was six times higher for the AKU series,” he revealed.

Aku ini, aku itu – it seems that there are plenty of folks willing to shell out good money to shout “ME!”