Batm : Ethical Case Study

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| A grim contradiction: The practice and consequences of corporate social responsibility by British American Tobacco in Malaysia * British American Tobacco Malaysia (BATM) was formed from he merger of Rothmans of Pall Mall (Malaysia) Berhad and Malaysian Tobacco Company Berhad on 3 November 1999. * Today, British American Tobacco Malaysia is the clear market leader with approximately 63% market share, and ranks amongst the top 25 companies on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in terms of market capitalisation. * British American Tobacco Malaysia manufactures and markets high quality tobacco products designed to meet diverse consumer preferences. Their portfolio includes well-established international names such as Dunhill, Kent and…show more content…
* In Islam perspective, it teaches that the hand of the giver is better than that of the receiver and the Muslims have to understand that their rewards are to be received in hereafter. * The charity that they make would be reward in terms of ‘pahala’ and all muslims are encouraged to earned as much ‘pahala’ as they can as long as they still alive in the world. * One of the verses by Allah Almighty in the Holy Quran, “Surely the men and women who give in charity and give to Allah a goodly loan, they shall receive double and for them is a noble reward”- (Quran, 57:18). So, it means the rewards would be manifold for those Muslims that give in charity regardless of small or large charity that they do. * For Christians, they are encouraged to follow in the example of Jesus Christ, who was known for helping the poor, said by Council of Churches Malaysia secretary-general Rev Dr Herman Shastri. * Besides he also said that in the early years, the Churches also set an example to help others in needed and Christians generally contributed in three ways which are within the church community, visiting poor families at their homes or setting up dedicated charities. By doing all this charitable acts, it will strengthen and enforce their devotion to God. * Hinduism states that the service to the needy is service to God and the charitable acts should be

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