“Having the ability to know that there is something coming up on the horizon, something short term, that will drive Neil…
he needs something to cling on to and have hope about.” Tracy Bantleman (R), wife of accused Canadian teacher Neil Bantleman (2nd L), and Siska Tjiong (2nd-R), wife of co-accused Indonesian teaching assistant Ferdinand Tjiong (L), try to reach their husbands hands after their trials at the South Jakarta court in Jakarta on December 2, 2014.
Bantleman previously taught at Calgary’s Webber Academy for several years.
The pair were detained, but have not been charged and no evidence has been brought forward, said Guy from Burlington, Ont. Their 20th day in custody is this Saturday, and though their detainment can be extended another 40 days, Guy said he, as well as many others, want them out as soon as possible.
“We feel this is a very critical week, their Day 20 is Saturday,” said Guy, who along with other family members have continually insisted upon Neil’s innocence.
“I hope that we don’t get to Day 20.” On Sunday, Guy launched a petition to support his brother’s and Tjiong’s release.
Two other cases of alleged abuse at the school will begin…
Bantleman and co-accused Ferdinand Tjiong, could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.JAKARTA, Indonesia—An Indonesian court found five janitors guilty of sexually abusing a boy at a prestigious international school that serves the expatriate community and Indonesia’s elite.As the guilty verdicts rolled in over the course of the afternoon, defense lawyers said the judges had ignored much of the evidence in the case and that the verdicts would be appealed.The vast country of sprawling archipelago has much to offer; from natural beauty, historical heritage to cultural diversity.According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the direct contribution of travel and tourism to Indonesia's GDP in 2014 was IDR 325,467 billion (US,162 million) constituting 3.2% of the total GDP.