Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said this week that he once threw a Chinese man—who was suspected of assault and murder—out of a moving helicopter. The admission came while he was threatening his own government officials that he would throw them out of helicopters without hesitation.
“If you are corrupt, I will fetch you using a helicopter to Manila and I will throw you out,” he said. “I have done this before, why would I not do it again?” Earlier this month, Duterte admitted to personally killing alleged criminals while he was mayor of Davao City. United Nations human-rights officials have called for an investigation into Duterte’s claims of extrajudicial killings. Read more.