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Duterte demands EU respect

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 01:09

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte is demanding respect from the EU after an expletive-laden rejection of its concerns about his deadly drugs crackdown. Paul Chapman reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte responded to European Union criticism of his deadly war on drugs in less than diplomatic language. After his expletive-laden rejection of EU concerns about extra-judicial killings, accompanied by an insulting hand gesture, Duterte's demanding respect, not condemnation. At least 3, 800 people have died since Duterte took office in June. (SOUNDBITE) (English/Filipino) PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE SAYING: "Even the EU is scolding me. When I was mayor it was okay but it's different now because I'm the president and I represent the country. I'm the president of the republic. Why insult me, why curse me? You think of me as if I'm your subordinate." Duterte says he may have to extend his controversial campaign against drugs into next year because the scale of the problem was understated.

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Duterte demands EU respect

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 01:09