INDONESIA, Where International Teachers are imprisoned on insufficient evidence and convicted terrorists are set free for ‘good behavior’

2015-07-09T06:18:39+00:00Impact on Indonesia, News|

The high profile case of Jakarta International School teacher, Neil Bantleman, is a prime example of Indonesia’s current corrupt “legal” system and apparent growing disdain for Westerners. Without entering into a discussion of guilt or innocence in regards to the claim of child abuse, the trial of Neil Bantleman, if you can stretch your imagination [...]

Neil Bantleman reads, teaches in prison while wife fights on

2016-12-28T16:47:36+00:00CBC, Videos|

Tracy Bantleman says it is difficult not to 'shout out against injustice' by hoping appeal will free husband By Jeff Green, CBC News Posted: Apr 23, 2015 5:45 AM ETLast Updated: Apr 23, 2015 8:07 AM ET [youtube id="tttqDD_RXCU" width="600" height="350" autoplay="no" api_params="" class=""] Tracy Bantleman's days start early, as she sets off on the 60 to 90 [...]

Canadian Educator, Neil Bantleman Releases Statement

2016-12-28T16:47:36+00:00Impact on Indonesia|

By Cynthia Nagrath Correction: In the version of this piece posted to TIE's website last week, Neil Bantleman was erroneously described as a "guidance counselor" at Jakarta Intercultural School. Mr. Bantleman is in fact an administrator, with the official title of Learning Leader. His main role in this capacity is coordinating the school's service learning [...]

View point: The JIS ‘sex abuse’ kangaroo court and the rape of Indonesian democracy

2016-12-28T16:47:36+00:00Impact on Indonesia|

Julia Suryakusuma, Jakarta | Opinion | Wed, April 22 2015, 6:35 AM Kangaroos are weird-looking but pretty amazing animals best known for their hopping locomotion and joey pouches. So I reckon they’re getting a bad wrap with the term “kangaroo court”.No, it’s not about the lustful behavior of marsupials — it’s a term used for [...]

Neil Bantleman Pleads Innocence


By John Balson and Snejana Farberov for MailOnline Published: 12:28 EST, 9 December 2014 | Updated: 17:17 EST, 9 December 2014 A Canadian teacher accused of raping three pre-school age boys in Jakarta, Indonesia, arrived in court Tuesday hand in hand with his beaming wife to plead for his release. Neil Bantleman, who worked at [...]

Free Neil Bantleman and Ferdinant Tjiong!


On April 3, 2014, the Jakarta International School Community was shocked by the news that a crime of a sexual nature had allegedly occurred at the School. At the time, several outsourced cleaning personnel were accused as perpetrators. Pada tanggal 3 April 2014, keluarga besar Jakarta International School dikejutkan oleh berita telah terjadi tindakan [...]

Worldwide Support for Neil and Ferdi


Worldwide Support for Neil, Ferdi and the Innocent Cleaners [youtube id="h6xItL3FCKc" width="350" height="300" autoplay="no" api_params="" class=""][/youtube] The injustices committed against innocent teachers Neil and Ferdi, and innocent cleaners Agun, Afrischa, Awan, Syahrial, Zainal, and the deceased Azwar have attracted worldwide attention. Every country and every city where someone has joined one of [...]

Indonesia Canada Chamber of Commerce

2015-06-08T22:44:23+00:00Impact on Indonesia|

PRESS RELEASE ICCC Statement on JIS Verdict Jakarta, lndonesia - (April 9, 2015) The lndonesia Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC), which is dedicated to supporting positive business growth for social and economic development in lndonesia through intemational trade and investment, is concemed that the reported lack of due process, which culminated in the guilty verdicts [...]

Former Okotoks teacher jailed over child sex abuse


Indonesia: Bantleman sentenced to 10 years, plans to appeal. Thursday, Apr 09, 2015 10:23 am By: Roxanne Blackwell A former Okotoks teacher has been sentenced to 10 years in an Indonesian jail after being found guilty of sexually abusing preschool students at the school he was working at in Jakarta. Neil Bantleman, who lived in [...]

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