TBI and Rumah Bahasa: Two Fraudsters Compared

Throughout 2014 the Rumah Bahasa story has provided an interesting counterpoint to the story of TBI. Before a brave teacher came forward and exposed the illegal shenanigans at Rumah Bahasa, this blog had focused exclusively on TBI (The British Institute), a school with its own sorry history of illegal and immoral behavior, all of it…

DIKNAS Just Got Cut in Two

The fact has been little commented on in the local media, but the Jokowi administration has just divided the old DIKNAS department in two. In place of the old DIKNAS (Education Department), there are now two new entities. The first is Dikti, which is about higher education; its full title is Direktorat Pendidikan Tinggi (Directorate…

Email Leak: Luke Preece Discusses Conning DIKNAS and Relishes Axing Unwanted Teachers

The email below shows Luke Preece managing recruitment, especially with regards to illegal foreign labor. There are two especially interesting parts. In one he recommends hiring a teacher DIKNAS has explicitly rejected, showing that he is intent of defrauding the government in someone else’s country. This is an open admission of breaking Indonesian law. And…