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Duterte calls European critics ‘crazies’

Naypyidaw (Myanmar): The Philippines President Rodrigo Duter­te has described European lawmakers as “crazies” in a salty-tongued rebuttal to criticism of his deadly drug war, while vowing again that all traffickers will be killed.

Duterte fired his broadside in a late-night speech on Sunday here after the European Parliament issued a resolution last week condemning “the high number of extrajudicial killings” in Duterte’s drug war.

“I don’t get these crazies. Why are you trying to impose on us? Why don’t you mind your own business,” said Duterte, who frequently uses swear words and other abusive language against his critics.

Duterte, who took office in the middle of last year, has overseen a ruthless campaign to eradicate illegal drugs traders that he says are threatening to turn the Philippines into a narco-state. – AFP