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Court rejects JIS student’s mother demand for Rp 1.7 trillion compensation

  • Vela Andapita
    Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, July 23, 2019   /  08:07 pm
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The South Jakarta District Court rejected on Tuesday a civil lawsuit against staffers of the Jakarta Intercultural School in Cilandak, South Jakarta.(Shutterstock/File)

The South Jakarta District Court rejected on Tuesday a civil lawsuit against staffers of the Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) in Cilandak, South Jakarta. The lawsuit was filed by one of the parents of the school’s students, who in 2014 accused school staff of sexually abusing her child. The civil lawsuit filed in September last year named 10 defendants – seven people and three institutions. They were Canadian teacher Neil Bantleman, Indonesian teacher’s assistant Ferdinant Tjiong and five former janitors at JIS who were outsourced from PT Indonesia Servant Service (ISS). The three institutions were the JIS Foundation, PT ISS and the Education and Culture Ministry. Through the lawsuit, the plaintiff, identified only as MAK, demanded the court order the defendants to pay Rp 1.7 trillion (US$121.5 million) in material and psychological losses to the victim&...