About the company
Viettel is a Vietnamese state owned mobile phone network operator, under the control of the Ministry of Defence.
It is in a joint venture with Star High Public Company, a subsidiary of the military owned and controlled Myanmar Economic Corporation, in the MyTel mobile phone company in Burma. Eleven other companies, of whom details are unknown, joined together to form the third partner in the joint venture, the Myanmar National Telecom Holding Public Ltd.
Mr Nguyen Manh Hung
No.1 Tran Huu Duc
My Dinh 2
Viettel website 14th January 2017
Myanmar awards fourth telecoms license as mobile market heats up Reuters 12th January 2017
Myanmar Times 28th March 2016
Notified 5 November 2018
Added to the Dirty List 11 December 2018
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.”