BACHELOR OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE (HONS)FACULTY OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE AND POLICY STUDY ADS 452 : ETHICS IN ADMINISTRATIONTOPIC : ILLEGAL LOGGING IN MALAYSIAPREPARED FOR :MISS NURFAIZAH BINTI ABBDULLAHPREPARED BY :NAME MATRICS NUMBER AARON LEIGH ERIC2018226366MOHAMAD RUSDI BIN MAT2018683454NUR AQILAH BINTI ABD AZMAN2018260236SITI NUR AISHAH BINTI SISWANTO2018238504SYED MUHAMMAD DANIAL BINSYED ALWI2019362431i.Summarize the case and identify the ethical issue posedin the case.1
ii.Why is it happening?3iii.Evaluate the issue from one of the ethical theories.4-7iv.Discuss the relevant issues and expected implicationfrom the case1.Socio-economic impacts2.Environmental impacts3.Governmental impacts88-99-1010-12v.Conclusion13vi.References14-15TABLE OF CONTENTS
i.Summarize the case and identify the ethical issue posed in the case. Title: 187 cases of illegal logging in Peninsula Malaysia over 10 yearsThe article highlights the increasing amount of illegal logging that happened in PeninsularMalaysia between 2008 and 2017 and action taken using the National Forestry Act 1984.According to the author of the article, there are total of 187 cases of illegal logging and 2,617cases related to forest offense involving 514.61 hectares of land in Peninsular Malaysia on thestated year. The ministry of water, land and natural resources had done several actions toprevent illegal logging such as increase the area of forest reserve area. The forest reserve is aportion of state lands where commercial harvesting of wood products is excluded in order tocapture elements of biodiversity. Due to the increasing amount of illegal logging, the forestreserve area has increased by 23,968 hectares or 0.5 percent over 10 years. Second actiontaken by the minister of the department, Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji will strengthen theenforcement efforts by amend the National Forestry Act 1984 where fine and penalties willbe enforce to curb illegal logging activities done. If found guilty, high penalties will be givenbecause the loss in biodiversity will take a very long time to recovered. Lastly the ministryalso set up an enforcement team called "Elite Team" which stationed at the ForestryDepartment Peninsular Malaysia. This elite team are added into the personnel from 50 to 300starting the year 2018.Illegal logging is the harvesting of wood thatis in violation ofnational regulations. Thiscould include harvesting timberfrom protected areas,felling protected species, orexceedinglogging quotas. Illegal logging often takes place in countries with poor governance and lawenforcement capacity, especially in tropical rainforests. Meanwhile, ethical issues occur when a given decision, scenario or activity creates a conflictwith a society’s moral principles. Both individuals and businesses can be involved in these1
conflicts, since any of their activities might be put to question from an ethical standpoint.