MANILA, Philippines — After being told by a United Nations official that he needs to have his head examined, President Duterte said the UN human rights team should be fed to crocodiles as he justified his order for the police to ignore the rapporteurs when they come to investigate his war on drugs.
“If these fools come here, are there crocodiles here? The ones that eat people? Throw those sons of b****** to them,” he said in Filipino during a meeting with soldiers in Zamboanga City last Saturday.
Duterte justified his order for the police to ignore the human rights investigators, saying he was protecting law enforcers from incriminating themselves.
The President, whose war on drugs has drawn flak here and abroad for allegedly encouraging summary executions, said the best way to answer the questions of investigators is to remain silent. more