Article Entitled: "S. Lankan Budget Airline Preparing For Take-off"
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|Reply to Bursa Malaysia's Query Letter - Reference ID||MN-070104-40562|
|Subject||ARTICLE ENTITLED: "S. LANKAN BUDGET AIRLINE PREPARING FOR TAKE-OFF"|
Contents :We refer to the letter dated 4 January 2007 from Bursa Malaysia to AirAsia Berhad ("AirAsia" or "the Company") in relation to the news article appearing in The New Straits Times (Business Section, page 37) on 4 January 2007, entitled: "AirAsia ... has acquired a near 50 per cent stake in the company".
AirAsia wishes to clarify that it has not acquired any equity interest in the Sri Lankan low cost airline, Holiday Air, as reported in the news article.
This announcement is dated 5 January 2007
Query Letter Contents :
We refer to the above article appearing in the New Straits Times, Business
Section, page 37, on Thursday, 4 January 2007, a copy of which is enclosed for
In particular, we would like to draw your attention to the underlined sentence
which is reproduced as follows:-
" ... AirAsia ... has acquired a near 50 per cent stake in the company."
In accordance with Bursa Securities' Corporate Disclosure Policy, you are
requested to furnish Bursa Securities with an announcement for public release
confirming or denying the above reported article in particular the underlined
sentence after due and diligent enquiry with all the directors, major
shareholders and all such other persons reasonably familiar with the matters
about which the disclosure is to be made in this respect. In the event you deny
the above reported sentence or any other part of the article, you are required
to set forth facts sufficient to clarify any misleading aspects of the same. In
the event you confirm the above reported sentence or any other part of the
article, you are required to set forth facts sufficient to support the same.
Please furnish Bursa Securities with your reply within one (1) market day from
the date hereof.
TAN YEW ENG
cc: Encik Chung Tin Fah
Securities Commission (via fax)
|Company Name||AIRASIA BERHAD|
|Date Announced||5 Jan 2007|