Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte scolds EU for 'idiotic' drug rehab solution
- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit out at the European Union on Friday for hypocrisy and called the bloc "sons of bitches" after its lawmakers issued a resolution calling for restraint and a rethink in his bloody war on drugs.
Duterte castigated the EU for urging him to focus his campaign on drugs rehabilitation and stood by his security-centered approach to a crackdown that has left thousands of people dead since he took office nine months ago.
"So we're getting a relief now from our hardships because a lot of (Chinese) money is coming in. The EU, they communicated to us, and they want a health-based solution for the drugs. These sons of bitches," he said.
The EU's rehabilitation approach, he said, entailed administering drugs like cocaine, marijuana and heroin.
"They want us to build clinics, then instead of arresting, putting them in prisons, just like in other countries, you go there and if you want shabu, they will inject you and give you shabu and you go out," he said, referring to the methamphetamine used in the Philippines.(Excerpt) Read more at: reuters.com ...
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