Duterte to Chinese ambassador: We’re friends but I will not hesitate to kill your ‘idiot’ citizens for f*cking my country
President Rodrigo Duterte is fed up with the mounting cases of kidnapping and murder perpetrated by Chinese criminals against their fellow Chinese in the Philippines.
Duterte has ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to hunt down Chinese criminals operating in the country, dead or alive.
“For those who are there, those foreigners, I will not particularize, but there are foreigners who come here to play their trade, lending money and if the debtor cannot pay, they kidnap and sometimes they ask for ransom. And even with the delivery of the money for ransom, they just go ahead and kill the victim,” said Duterte in a speech.
“You know, we’re good friends with everybody. But I will not hesitate even to tell your ambassador I killed your — your idiot citizen because he was f****** in my country. I told you not. Especially kidnap for ransom and those who kidnap and kill even if the money has already been delivered. You… To me you are just also another carcass,” he added.
Duterte said he preferred that the Chinese criminals would be caught dead by the PNP “so that you cannot go back to your country to do crime again and be back again in my country to do another.”
“Let us be very clear. You can come, you can play your trade, you can commit your crimes. But if I catch up with you, it is dead or alive.
Preferably dead. Alive, I have to feed you. There’s a rice crisis in this country. I — I… One mouth less would be good for my country,” he said.