General Announcement
Reference No UB-051212-D87D3

Company Name
:
UEM BUILDERS BERHAD  
Stock Name
:
UEMBLDR  
Date Announced
:
12/12/2005  

Type:Reply to query
Reply to Query Letter by KLSE reference ID:PK-051209-55595
Subject:ARTICLE ENTITLED : "IPOH-RAWANG DOUBLE TRACKING PROJECT - UEM BUILDERS TO MAKE FINAL PRESENTATION"

Contents :

We refer to the letter dated 9 December 2005 from Bursa Malaysia Berhad with regard to the following sentences in a news article appearing in the Malay Mail, MailMoney, page 35 on Friday, 9 December 2005:

"UEM Builders Bhd, a unit of United Engineers [(Malaysia) Berhad], will make a final presentation to the Government this month on the RM4.2 billion Ipoh-Rawang double tracking project, people familiar with the matter said yesterday."

"It is firmly believed that UEM will offer to undertake the job for about RM1.1 billion, excluding the RM200 million or so which it received from the Government since July for the preparatory works done."

We wish to refer to our earlier announcement dated 1 June 2005 wherein it was stated that UEM Construction Sdn Bhd, our subsidiary company, was appointed to take over and lead the completion of works of the Electrified Double Track Project between Rawang and Ipoh for an interim period commencing 1 June 2005 until such date that shall be determined by the Government. Such a date has yet to be set by the Government. It is our understanding that the Government is currently in negotiations with the relevant parties.

Meanwhile, the physical works under the above appointment are progressing as scheduled.


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Query Letter content :
We refer to the above article appearing in The Malay Mail, Mailmoney, page 35
on Friday, 9 December 2005, a copy of which is enclosed for your reference.
In particular, we would like to draw your attention to the underlined sentence,
which is reproduced as follows:-
"UEM Builders Bhd, a unit of United Engineers Bhd, will make a final
presentation to the Government this month on the RM4.2 billion Ipoh-Rawang
double tracking project, people familiar with the matter said yesterday."
"It is firmly believed that UEM will offer to undertake the job for about RM1.1
billion, excluding the RM200 million or so which it received from the
Government since July for the preparatory works done."
In accordance with Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad's ("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 and 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 sentence or any other part of
the above article, you are required to set forth facts sufficient to clarify
any misleading aspects of the same. In the event you confirm the above sentence
or any other part of the above 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.
Yours faithfully

CHONG FUI TZY
Sector Head
Issues & Listing
Group Regulations
tpk
Copy to : Securities Commission (via fax)
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