Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made a brand new joke about rape on Friday, saying he would congratulate a rapist who may perform the crime even understanding he would die.
The often-foul mouthed Duterte made the joke in a speech to Filipino diplomats in his southern dwelling city of Davao as he defended his bloody conflict on crime which has left hundreds lifeless since he took workplace final yr.
“What I don’t like are kids (being raped.) You can mess with, maybe Miss Universe. Maybe I will even congratulate you for having the balls to rape somebody when you know you are going to die,” in your crime, he mentioned, implying the rapist could be lynched.
It was the newest in a sequence of off-colour jokes by Duterte who overtly boasts of getting mistresses and sometimes makes [email protected] remarks about girls.
Speaking in his rambling model, the president additionally boasted to the diplomats that he faked tuberculosis to flee obligatory navy coaching in school.
But he additionally reiterated his vow to proceed his bloody conflict on medication regardless of accusations that hundreds of suspects had been killed by police and vigilantes since he took workplace.
“Human rights? That is bullshit to me,” he mentioned, recalling how he known as then-US president Barack Obama “a son of a whore” after Washington criticised the wave of killings.
Police say at the least three,200 individuals have been slain of their anti-drug operations but rights teams charge that hundreds extra have been killed by vigilante teams.
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