His Royal Highness the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar gets the new plate number registration of WWW 1 after won his bidding at RM520,000. The Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ), Road Transport Department yesterday released the list of the winning bids and bidders of the WWW series auction held between April 30 and May 14, 2012. Another royal who also in the list is His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (the Supreme Ruler) of Malaysia, Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah who won the number WWW 5. The fame of the prefix stems from the world of technology, as WWW stands for World Wide Web. It is to date the most expensive number which breaks the previous record of MCA 1 in 2010 worth of RM300,100.
Its caused a mild uproar in the world of social websites, namely the facebook as the public who were in favour and against with the Sultan actions of bidding the number clashed with one another. Including who commenting not in a favour with the recent development is the former Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of Perak who in his twitter commenting that the RM500,000 can be used for better purposes for the rakyat, like building 20 houses for the poor.
Meanwhile, the Tunku Mahkota (Crown Prince) of Johor also commenting about it, stating that the Johor Royal Family even though received the allowances from the State Government, all the money were transferred to the Foundation of Sultan Iskandar and Foundation of Sultan Ibrahim. The Crown Prince also comment that, he personally since the time he was the Raja Muda of Johor, never took a single cents from the Government until this very day.