Questions raised on authenticity of a letter purportedly written by a New Zealand doctor apparently furious over scantily dressed AirAsia flight attendants.
News.com reported on a letter posted to Facebook in which a woman, who signed off as Dr June Robertson, said she was left disgusted by the uniforms of AirAsia’s staff.
The letter read:
“I was very pleased to read in the NZ news that you are objecting to Air Asia’s uniforms.
I’m a middle aged professional woman; who has visited Malaysia twice per year for ten years now.
We love your country.
I also stop in KL on my way to Europe and usually stay at Sama Sama at KLIA
I have felt very offended by the extremely short skirts these females wear on Air Asia
The European Airlines; NZ; Australian or American Airlines do not wear such short skirts
I found it quite disgusting myself as not everyone appreciates this.
One of the Air Asia women bent over in the supermarket in KLIA 2 and I seen her underwear; terrible!! On an Air Asia flight from Auckland to KL in October 2017-the women 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 wondered 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
Thank you for addressing this”
‘June Robertson’ apparently sent it to Malaysian senator Hanafi Mamat, who is also Kelantan Umno secretary, who reportedly said last month that Malaysian flight attendants should wear Shariah-compliant uniforms because Malaysia is an Islamic country.
However, some are now questioning if Dr Robertson is a real person, or if it’s a convenient political story.
NZ Herald reported that there is no June Robertson registered with the Medical Council in the Wellington area.
There is, however, a June Robertson registered as living at the address listed on the letter.
No one was home when the NZ Herald visited the address.
There is a Dr Robertson on LinkedIn, but the profile is suspiciously minimal.
Many of the commenters on the original post also question if the person who wrote the letter is a native English speaker, as it is filled with grammatical errors.