Philippine president-elect promises 'a medal' to anyone who shoots a drug dealer

Rodrigo Duterte advised members of the public to 'do it yourself, if you have the gun'
The Independent (UK)
Monday, June 6, 2016

rodrigo_duterteRodrigo Duterte, the new and controversial leader of the Philippines, has called for vigilante justice to deal with the country’s rampant drug trade. In a nationally televised address, Mr Duterte invited any member of the public who encounters a drug dealer to “call us, the police, or do it yourself if you have the gun – you have my support.” If the suspect resists, he went on, “You can kill him. Shoot him and I’ll give you a medal.” (See also: The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: Global Overview 2015)