Big organisations, governments, conglomerates, corporations, institutions, government departments, trade unions, professional bodies, or religious orders — certainly the managerial wings of religions — are usually reluctant to admit error. Acknowledging a mistake, no matter how consequential, is avoided so the organisation’s reputation might be, in the longer term when we’ve forgotten whatever scandal was in play, preserved.
Wed, 14 Nov, 2018
Many times during the recent exchanges between Bob Geldof and Dublin City Council on the heated issue of sharing the Freedom of the City of Dublin with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Mr Geldof reminded us ad nauseam that he is a proud ‘Dub’.
Fri, 22 Dec, 2017
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said it is "an absolutely essential priority" to stop all violence against Burma's Rohingya Muslims, allow them to return to their homes, and grant them legal status.
Fri, 10 Nov, 2017
Amnesty International has claimed that Myanmar security forces and local vigilante mobs are still burning Rohingya villages in Burma, despite assertions by the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi that they had stopped.
Fri, 22 Sep, 2017
Many believed nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi had the qualities of which greatness are made. Perhaps, in hindsight, it is now clear Mammmy Suu only had the qualities of which power is made, argues
Thu, 14 Sep, 2017
Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi has cancelled plans to attend the UN General Assembly, a government spokesman said as the country draws international criticism over violence against ethnic Rohingya Muslims.
Wed, 13 Sep, 2017
A trawler carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Burma has capsized, drowning at least five people, as the UN said the crisis has pushed more than 125,000 refugees into Bangladesh.
Wed, 06 Sep, 2017
Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has announced that her government plans to release all political prisoners as quickly as possible, making the declaration her first act in her newly created job as state counsellor.
Thu, 07 Apr, 2016
Burma’s transition to greater democracy after decades of military rule surged ahead as opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party continued its election sweep and the government promised a peaceful transition of power.
Thu, 12 Nov, 2015
Mon, 09 Nov, 2015
AS the drama of the CAO third-level places unfolded this week, I thought about what Burmese pro-democracy advocate, Aung San Suu Kyi, said in Strasbourg last year when accepting a prize for promoting freedom of thought: "I’ve always said there’s no hope without endeavour. Hope has no meaning unless we are prepared to work to realise our hopes and dreams, but in order to do that we need friends."
Sat, 23 Aug, 2014