About the company
AsiaSat is a joint venture company of the US Carlyle Group and the Chinese CITIC Group, headquartered in Hong Kong. It provides satellite services in Asia. AsiaSat has a contract with the Burmese military to carry the military MWD TV channels for broadcast internationally.
Chief Executive Officer
15 Dai Kwai Street,
Tai Po Industrial Estate,
AsiaSat website accessed April 2022
Notified 6th April 2022
Added to the Dirty List 10 May 2022
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.”