The flight attendants' uniforms slammed as 'too sexy'

Aletha Wilkinson

Three of Malaysia's airlines are under scrutiny from the government over their 'revealing' uniforms.

Budget carriers AirAsia, Firefly and Malindo have all been criticised by politicians, with one even calling for an investigation by the Malaysian Aviation Commission.

Senator Abdullah Mat Yasim of the ruling Umno party, said in Parliament that the fitted attire of AirAsia’s and Firefly’s female flight attendants can “arouse passengers”.

Budget airline AirAsia is under fire for its 'sexy' uniforms. Source: AirAsia

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And, he added, their “eye-catching outfits” could "arouse passengers" and do not reflect the fact that Malaysia's official religion is Islam.

”The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) must really look into this,” he said.

Firefly's uniforms are similarly tight-fitting. Source: Firefly Airlines

Firefly faced a backlash from travellers and women's groups in March 2016 over a series of ads in which prices were plastered across flight attendants' bottoms.

This ad set of a barrage of complaints against Firefly in 2016. Source: Firefly

The airline was forced to issue an apology.

Firefly was forced to issue an apology over its 'sexist' advertisements. Source: Firefly

Malindo's uniforms were “acceptable”, Abdullah said, because while their outfits were tight-fitting, they covered the body's “sensitive areas”.

The airlines have not responded.

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