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Study Papers | Management | Indonesia | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022
Deviation of Medical Mask Sales Business during the COVID-19 Pandemic from a Teleological Ethics Perspective
Abstract: This article aims to review more deeply as concerns the crimes committed by the Indonesian people in the sale of medical masks during the Covid-19 pandemic which will be reviewed from the perspective of teleological ethics theory. This article uses qualitative research methods with analytical and descriptive approaches. Sources of data obtained to support the analysis of this article are several books, previous research, and news media in Indonesia. The findings show that the State of Indonesia has been faced with cases of irregularities in the medical mask sales business amid the Covid-19 pandemic. These cases include hoarding medical masks, offering prices up to 10 times as much, selling medical masks with imitation brands, to using masks. Based on the results of the analysis, business deviations from selling medical masks by producers and students are considered to have violated ethics in terms of health safety, price policies, marketing of medical masks, and clinical study designs on the materials used. Immoral actions by criminals in selling medical masks are a form of ethical egoism from the perspective of the teleological theory that should be transformed into utilitarian behavior. The perpetrators deliberately sacrifice the health of other people to fulfill their interests. According to the theory of business ethics, business actors are required to be honest by offering a product or service that is beneficial to many people. As a result of the immoral act, the perpetrators were sentenced to a criminal sentence of Article 29 paragraph (1) in conjunction with Article 107 of Law Number 7 of 2014 concerning Trade, with a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment.
Keywords: Teleological Ethics, Medical Mask Hoarding
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,
Pages: 1936 - 1940