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Flight Attendant Fired for Being One Pound Overweight

A flight attendant who was fired by Malaysia Airlines for being overweight has lost and unfair dismissal case.

Ina Meliesa Hassim who had worked for the airline for 25 years weighed 9st 7lbs when her contract was terminated in 2017.

The company stipulates that cabin crew's Body Mass Index (BMI) must fall within the "healthy" range to continue working for the company.

At 5ft 2in Ms. Hassim needed to weigh a maximum of 9st 6lbs to stay in the "healthy" bracket.

After her dismissal, Ms. Hassim file a complaint against the company under section 20(3) of the Industrial Relations Act 1967.

Ms. Hassim should not have been fired because weigh does fluctuate, as long it was with five pound of the "healthy" bracket there should not have been a problem.