Malaysian 'WWW1' licence plate sells for RM520,000
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - The World Wide Web has inspired a bidding war in Malaysia - on licence plates.
When the prefix 'WWW' became available on this South-east Asian country's plates, more than 18,000 people submitted bids. The Road Transport Department said on Monday that the most coveted plate, 'WWW1', sold for a record 520,000 ringgit to Malaysian royal state leader Sultan Ibrahim Ismail.
The constitutional leader of Malaysia's southern Johor state is reputedly a car enthusiast.
Officials estimate the successful WWW bids will earn the transport department 11.3 million ringgit.