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.
Just as the Victoria Cross — though solely a British award — is recognised globally as the foremost recognition of valour in wartime so, too, the Nobel Peace Prize has gained international acceptance as the world’s most revered award for the advancement of human rights.
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.
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
WE now have a three-tier ministerial system. At the bottom are the soon-to -be-announced ministers of state. At the top are finance, health, education, justice and transport. In the middle are the others, widely interpreted, since Brian Cowen announced his cabinet, as of minor importance, offering damn-all potential advancement to their holders, and awarded either as punishments or consolation prizes.