Garuda deflates allegations of breast implant checks

Phew! Luckily the allegation is untrue, otherwise the poor doctors would have such an unpleasant, boring task before them. Good for Garuda spokesperson Pujobroto to make a clean breast of things.


Garuda Denies Breast Check Allegations

Elisabeth Oktofani & AFP | August 24, 2011

Garuda Indonesia on Wednesday denied allegations by a South Korean job applicant that male doctors were examining aspiring flight attendants’ breasts to detect any implants.

Pujobroto, the flagship carrier’s corporate secretary, said the routine medical examination that formed part of the recruitment process did not involve a breast examination.

“It is not true that we have hired a … doctor to give breast examinations to check whether or not applicants have breast implants,” he said.

The applicant for a cabin crew position in South Korea, who requested that her name not be published, said dozens of candidates for 18 highly coveted female flight attendant positions with Garuda were required to strip down to their panties so a doctor, who was male, could check for tattoos and breast implants.

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