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Woman’s fury over AirAsia sexy red uniforms

January 23, 2018 Headline News No Comments Email Email

A doctor from New Zealand has given AirAsia valuable free publicity by writing a letter to a Malaysian senator expressing her disgust over the “extremely short skirts” worn by the airline’s female flight attendants.

The letter comes after Malaysia’s New Straits Times reported that Senator Datuk Abdullah Mat Yasim felt that the uniforms worn by AirAsia flight attendants were “too revealing” and could potentially arouse customers.

Another Malaysian senator, Datuk Megat Zulkarnain Omardin, agreed, saying: “My wife is worried whenever I fly alone on Malindo or AirAsia. This is a real hassle for me.”

In a letter on the same theme, posted on Facebook, Dr June Robertson of Tawa, Wellington New Zealand, said the short skirts worn by AirAsia’s female flight attendants had left her feeling “very offended” on her twice yearly trips to Malaysia over the past decade.

AirAsia uniforms

Robertson described herself as “a middle aged professional woman who has visited Malaysia twice per year for ten years now.

“I also stop in KL on my way to Europe and usually stay at Sama Sama at KLIA.”

She then launched into a series of objections to short skirts and revealing uniforms.

Dr Robertson’s letter

“I have felt very offended by the extremely short skirts these females wear on Air Asia,” she wrote, claiming that staff on European, New Zealand, Australian or American airlines did not wear such short skirts.

“I found it quite disgusting myself as not everyone appreciates this.”

Her letter continued: “One of the Air Asia women bent over in the supermarket in KLIA 2 and I seen [sic] her underwear; terrible!!

“On an Air Asia flight from Auckland to KL in October 2017 – the woman serving us in the premium business class seats had her blouse opened and I could see the top of her breasts. I objected and asked her to close her jacket, as she was bending over us.

“I also wonder why such a respectful country like Malaysia would allow this.

“One of the things we like about Malaysia is the fact your women do not dress like prostitutes and the people are very respectful of others.

“This airline is letting your reputation down and if you visit KLIA 2 there are many women in red uniforms walking around with very short skirts. Gives the wrong impression of Malaysia.

“The males however, are very respectfully dressed and very professional.”

Robertson’s letter has been widely publicised. Its potential effect on AirAsia bookings is unclear, but it may not be entirely negative.

Meanwhile, AirAsia chief executive Tony Fernandes is understood to be pondering alternative uniforms, like the one below, which he posted on Instagram. His post had gathered 11,718 likes at last count.

A post shared by Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) on

Written by Peter Needham

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