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Malaysian business undergraduates' moral perceptions on the haze crisis


Yen, Wan Chong (2019) Malaysian business undergraduates' moral perceptions on the haze crisis. In: The National Conference on Local Government and Development, 25-26 November 2019, Universiti Utara Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Malaysia has been affected by the haze for many years now. The haze pollution is mainly caused by forest fires ignited by both small farmers and large plantations that use the “slash and burn” method to clear land for oil palm, rubber and plantation forestry. Although many intergovernmental meetings have been held over the past decades, the haze pollution problem has not been resolved. This paper employed a qualitative approach to explore the moral dimensions of the haze problem as perceived by business undergraduates in a Malaysian public university. The moral sentiments of the respondents were analyzed and categorized into several main themes namely the moral principles of human rights, utilitarianism, ethics of care, justice, religion and virtue ethics.The perceptions on the moral dimension of the haze issue as highlighted in this paper is a novel approach in the analysis of the haze crisis. To the best of the author's knowledge, there is little if at all any literature in academic journals on the ethical violations of perpetrators of the haze crisis in South East Asia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Jointly organized by: Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) & Pusat Pengajian Kerajaan
Uncontrolled Keywords: haze, ASEAN, ethics, utilitarianism, moral rights, environmental justice
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Government
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2020 01:34
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2020 01:34
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/26871

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