Gay Rights: Non-Tolerance of Homophobic Posts

We have been made aware of a hashtag campaign, #waspadaihuseinlee. Now as anyone who reads this blog will know, we are no fans of Mr. Lee. His language school, International Language Center, is a con. He doesn’t say salaries on time or sometimes even at all. ILC Permata Hijau opened a sales booth and took student payments of up to Rp. 18 million from some customers. When the plans for the school were cancelled, ILC did not refund its customers.

Furthermore, numerous students have complained about false promises of good facilities and convenient schedules. It is also true that there have been many complaints of sexual harassment in ILC schools. ILC personnel have a nasty reputation for sexually harassing their colleagues and customers, both male and female. (More on this below).

However, I am not going to accept anti-gay slurs such as ‘homo’. Nor am I going to allow people to make ranting posts about ‘sodomy’ on this blog. If you have a complaint to make about ILC, and there is certainly no shortage of things to complain about, please focus on the conduct rather than the sexual orientation of the offender.

Gay CEOs: What’s the Problem?

Many successful CEOs have been gay, even though many of them have chosen to remain in the closet. In 2014, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that he was gay. If the most successful company in the world has a gay CEO, then surely the idea that gay people are somehow unfit for management is wrong. Furthermore, former CEO of BP, John Browne, was gay and he led BP for 12 years. Jason Grenfell-Gardner, head of pharmaceutical giant ICI Laboratories was gay too. So the idea of a gay manager should not be controversial in 2015.

Numerous people have commented that Husein Lee, the manager/owner of ILC is gay. This is not the reason why ILC deserves to be condemned. Husein Lee’s sexual preferences are not the reason why his school is so awful. Husein’s inadequacies as a manager stem from the fact that he is a dishonest, exploitative con-man. I don’t really see how his sexual preferences are related to that. The man is a confidence trickster who has cheated teachers and customers out of a lot of money. This, not his sexuality, is what makes him a bad person.

ILC: A Hotbed of Sexual Harassment, Straight and Gay

This blog is interested in the ugly truth about the Indonesian TEFL industry. It is NOT interested in promoting homophobic hate campaigns against ethnic or sexual minorities. I have removed posts which vilify Husein Lee because he is Chinese-Indonesian, and I have not published posts which use racial and sexual slurs. These sorts of posts represent a lazy mode of thinking in which racial or sexual identity is seen as the cause of criminal behavior. This sort of thinking is an insult to members of those minorities who do not engage in fraudulent and criminal conduct, and are therefore offensive and misleading. I myself am gay and am strongly opposed to corruption in public life.

However, there is a story to tell about ILC in terms of sexual impropriety, but it is not about whether the owner happens to prefer men. The real story is about rampant sexual harassment, straight and gay. I will try and outline the facts, without any offensive language, in the space below. Facts are always welcome on this blog, provided they are offered in an impartial way.

  • Husein Lee forces women staff to wear very short skirts at work
  • Husein Lee discriminates against women who wear jilbabs (Islamic head-scarfs)
  • Husein Lee pressures female staff to aggressively flirt with male customers to get them to sign up
  • Werdy Kasim, one of the main figures in ILC, has been accused of sexual assault in his last job
  • Husein Lee’s ‘right hand man’, Werdy Kasim, an alleged sex offender, is in charge of many women and he constantly sexually harasses and pressures the women who work for him
  • There are frequent sexual liaisons between managers and staff members at ILC, and the entire atmosphere of the school is highly sexualized
  • One ILC employs a Western expat who allegedly created a home-made porn website featuring Indonesian women performing sexual acts
  • Sexual advances have frequently been made to potential customers (both male and female) from men who work at ILC
  • Some of the gay sales staff at ILC have made unwanted sexual advances on heterosexual males
  • Students at ILC have been pressured to have sex with staff members, managers and teachers
  • Sexual harassment of all kinds is extremely common with the school

These allegations came from a number of different people who have sent in comments over the last few weeks. The comments come from all over the Greater Jakarta region, so there is clearly reason for concern. There is every reason to believe that ILC is staffed by people who should rightly be nowhere near a school. But please stick to the facts and stay objective.

6 thoughts on “Gay Rights: Non-Tolerance of Homophobic Posts

  1. Ya ampun , semua boss kursus Bahasa pada ga beres semua ya dari Jenty Dunia Bahasa sampe Husein ILC, Aduh untung aku ga jadi masuk ke tempat gitu2 amin Allah.

    • yang mengherankan kenapa ya semua di kursus multilanguage
      pernah ditawari di DB, keliatannya baik, hampir tergoda
      untung aja ga jadi
      soalnya mereka maksa juga sih
      katanya kalau gabung bisa dapat native dan tambah pinter

      ane udah liat profil ibu jenty di fb, oh my god, ga sadar umur gayanya
      ane pikir suaminya ternyata kumpul kebo
      kasian anak-anaknya kalau tau

  2. Keluhan ILC :

    Kepada Administrasi Blog Ini,

    Mohon disampaikan kekecewaan saya kepada ILC , ILC semuanya PENIPU. Saya kecewa terhadap pelayanan dan janji manis marketing ILC dulu saya bergabung karena tertarik belajar 12 bahasa dengan harga 9Juta yang ditawarkan oleh Bapak Cerson , Kepala Marketing ILC Mall Ciputra. Bapak Cerson berjanji kepada saya kalau anak saya rajin ikut ILC nanti bisa dapat Beasiswa dan Home Stay di Luar Negeri ketika anak saya test dan hasilnya kata gurunya bagus yang disampaikan oleh Guru Prancis , Bapak Julian orang bule katanya anak saya Bahasa Prancisnya bagus dan sudah masuk level Advanced dan ketika saya bertanya ke Customer Service tentang Janji Pak Cerson , katanya semuanya ga ada dan ILC tidak pernah memberikan beasiswa.

    Saya sontak marah dan ILC Mana janjimu ? Jangan pakai tipu muslihat agar orang mau bergabung dengan ILC. Saya mohon agar ILC menepati janjinya dengan mengadakan beasiswa home stay ke eropa dan Free Test TOEFL untuk Bahasa Inggris. Walaupun Pak Cerson sudah keluar dari ILC seharusnya apa yang dijanjikan kan ditepati bukan diingkari , Saya membaca blog ini dan kemudian saya dapat Informasi ILC. Jujur mungkin saya adalah korban yang bodoh yang mau percaya ILC. Per 1 Juni 2015 saya sudah keluarkan anak saya dari ILC. dan di Blog ini bilang ILC Banyak staff Homo yang suka goda anak – anak remaja , jadi saya lebih aware dan terima kasih karena anak saya sudah saya keluarkan dari ILC walaupun masih ada beberapa bulan.

    Jadi jangan lagi percaya ILC , Mulutnya jelek marketingnya semua tukang tipu #ILCPenipu #Waspadaihuseinlee

    Salam

    JL

  3. Ada yang tau ga , sebenarnya orang yang kerja di Kursus Multi Bahasa itu semuanya pada ga beres, rata2 maling semua dan penipu marketingnya.

    Dari Jaman RB , banyak staffnya ngambil uang perusahaan, lalu GLC si Fenty ditipu sama staffnya dia namanya Joshua pass bangun booth pamerannya GLC , Lalu ILC banyak terima uang Down Payment Murid tapi pada ga balik DPnya dimakan salesnya , Lalu Dunia Bahasa yang katanya bolak balik ditipu sama pegawainya juga , kata temen aku yang kerja di sana Jenty pernah ditipu sama kontraktornya mangkanya marcel mau mukul tuh kontraktor, Lalu si Riswanda denger2 juga ga beres semua pegawainya katanya ada pegawainya namanya Ray dibeliin mobil sama SI Riswan , tapi masih aja ngambil duitnya si Riswan.

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