Vehicle registration plates of Malaysia – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Vehicle registration plates of

A standard Malaysian license affixed in a Honda dealership frame.

Malaysian registration are displayed at the front and rear of all and commercial motorized vehicles in as required by law. The issuing of the plates is regulated and administered by the Road Transport Department Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan ) or JPJ.


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Malaysian license plates derived from early of license plate designs in the Kingdom. and were first after the introduction of motorized in the early 20th century. All license plates in Malaysia the exception of those issued for vehicle dealers and diplomats white lettering and numbers on a background for both front and plates, regardless of the vehicle

The shape and size as well as the used for Malaysian license may legally vary provided the colours, layout, and size of the adhere to license plate [ 1 ] Arial Bold is currently the typeface. but other readable may be used depending on the vehicle or owner’s preference. Early license plates were made of pressed metal. but largely superseded by by plastic and characters since the 1970s.

Peninsular Malaysia [ edit ]

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S – The or territory prefix. (e.g.#160;: W = Lumpur. P = Penang )

A – The sequences. (e.g.#160;: A, B, C. X, Y)

N – The number sequence. 1, 2, 3. 9998, 9999)

The exceptions in the are as follows;

There can be no leading in the number sequence.

The alphabets I and O are from the alphabetical sequences due to similarities with the numbers 1 and 0.

The Z is omitted and reserved for use on Malaysian vehicles.

The algorithm started with a prefix and a number sequence ranged from 1 to 9999. For W 1 was the first registration plate of Lumpur in 1974. Once W was achieved, an alphabetical sequence was to the right of the state prefix; WA 1 was the

When WA 9999 was reached, the sequence was reset and the alphabetical progressed; WB 1 being the outcome. [ 3 ] WY 9999 was achieved, a second sequence was added to the right of the alphabetical sequence; WAA 1 being the When WAY 9999 was reached, the alphabetical sequence was reset and the alphabetical sequence progressed; WBA 1 . [ 3 ]

On September 26, 2013, WYY 9999 is and the algorithm is altered to feature the alphabetical sequence behind the sequence, resulting in W 1 A . [ 4 ] When W Y is achieved, the second alphabetical will re-emerge between the prefix and number sequence, to WA 1 A . When WA 9999 Y is met, the alphabetical sequence will and the second alphabetical sequence advance, giving WB 1 A . When WY Y is reached, a third new alphabetical will be spliced into the between the second alphabetical and number sequence, resulting in WAA A . The series will end when WYY Y is reached. [ 4 ]

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