Sarawak Report says they received this from Astro:
On behalf of Astro please find our response to your story re BBC. Astro [is] required to comply with content guidelines.
Rohaizad Mohamed, Senior Vice President of Broadcast Operations at Astro said, “As a licensed broadcaster, Astro is required to comply with the national content regulations.
When it comes to international content providers, Astro reserves the right to edit their international channels for the purposes of complying with the content regulations.
We are surprised and somewhat disappointed that our long-standing partner, the BBC, when, issuing its statement, did not take cognizance of the duty of Astro to comply with local content regulations.” [Statement from Astro Channel 1st May 2012]