Added to the Dirty List 11 December 2018
Removed from the Dirty List 13 August 2019
Newtec’s Statement 6 August 2019
Newtec is a Belgian company which designs, develops and manufactures equipment and technologies for satellite communications. It is supplying equipment and technology to Mytel, the mobile phone network in Burma which is part owned by the Myanmar Economic Corporation. Myanmar economic Corporation is owned and controlled by the military.
Thomas Van den Driessche
Chief Executive Officer
Newtec Cy N.V.
Newtec website press release Wednesday 20 June 2018
Notified 5th November 2018
Newtec blocks Burma Campaign UK Director Mark Farmaner on Twitter January 2019
The Dirty List names international companies doing business with the military in Burma. The list also includes international companies involved in projects where there are human rights violations or environmental destruction.
In September 2018, the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar, which has been investigating human rights violations in the country, stated:
“The actions of the Tatmadaw (Burmese military) in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in particular in the context of the ‘clearance operations’ in northern Rakhine State in 2016 and 2017, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the Tatmadaw, its current leadership, and its businesses, is indefensible.”