Tourists might get the wrong impression of Malaysia if flight stewardesses dress up “sexily and disrespectfully”, he said.
“This is a good topic that many people can relate to as they always take flights,” he said.
It was the second time in two weeks that the uniforms of flight attendants have been spotlighted in the Upper House or Senate, whose 70 members carry the Senator titles.
The uniforms are also body hugging but at least the “sensitive areas” are covered, he was quoted as saying.
Mr Abdullah was praised by the assembly’s deputy president Abdul Halim Abd Samad for highlighting the issue.
But a broad swath of corporate America strongly disagrees, saying the levies will boost prices on everything from cars to beer and force companies to cut jobs.