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Duterte tells Aung San Suu Kyi rights activists are 'just a noisy bunch'

Duterte said he made the remarks in a speech at the Philippines-India Business Forum in New Delhi where Duterte and Suu Kyi are attending a summit of Southeast Asian countries

Reuters  |  NEW DELHI 

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, heavily criticised abroad for failing to stand up for largely stateless Rohingya Muslims, that she shouldn't bother about rights activists as they are "just a noisy bunch". Duterte said he made the remarks in a speech at the Philippines-India Business Forum in New Delhi where Duterte and Suu Kyi are attending a summit of Southeast Asian countries. "We were talking about our country, the interest of our country ... and I said 'do not mind the human rights' (activists), they are just ...

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First Published: Fri, January 26 2018. 18:58 IST
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