Who is behind lucrative Patriot plate scheme?

Adrian Wong

Modified 1 Jul 2015, 1:29 am

SPECIAL REPORT Yayasan Patriot Negara Malaysia (YPN) is targeting between RM10 million and RM15 million in profit from selling a set of vanity vehicle number plates bearing the word "Patriot".

However, this scheme is raising eyebrows because the auction for the number plates is being conducted by an obscure NGO and not by the government.

Furthermore, the reserve price for "Patriot 1" is RM1 million, which will make it the most expensive vehicle number plate  in Malaysian history.

According to recent news reports, the Road Transport Department (RTD) commissioned YPN to conduct the auction. Proceeds are to be used by YPN to promote "patriotism"...

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