RFID plates for Malaysian cars?

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Wakakakakaka … http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/12/09/asia/AS_GEN_Malaysia_Car_Thefts.php

Funny ppl.. Just steal the cars.. remove the plate then ship it over to neighbouring countries.
Malaysia to embed car license plates with microchips to combat theft
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Malaysia’s government, hoping to thwart car thieves, will embed license plates with microchips containing information about the vehicle and its owner, a news report said Saturday.

With the chips in use, officials can scan cars at roadblocks and identify stolen vehicles, the New Straits Times reported.

The “e-plate” chip system is the latest strategy to prevent car thieves from getting away with their crimes by merely changing the plates, the report said.

It said nearly 30 cars — mostly luxury vehicles — are stolen every day in Malaysia.

The Times quoted Road Transport Department Director-General Ahmad Mustapha as saying the system will be implemented next year in stages. New cars will be first, followed by those already on the road.

“The first thing thieves do after a car theft is change the registration plates,” Ahmad was quoted as saying.

The microchips, using radio frequency identification technology, will be fixed into the number plates and can transmit data at a range of up to 100 meters (yards), the report said.

They will have a battery life of 10 years, it said.

Ahmad could not be immediately reached Saturday for comment on the report.

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