About the company
Carlyle Group is an American private equity company operating all over the world. Via its Asian partnership it set up a joint venture, AsiaSat, with the Chinese company CITIC. AsiaSat has a contract with the Burmese military to carry the military MWD TV channels for broadcast internationally.
Chief Executive Officer
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2505
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.”