Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was elected in 2016 on a promise to eradicate drugs and launched an unprecedented campaign in which police say they have killed more than 4,100 drug suspects who resisted arrest. Photo: AFP

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to skip Asean summit in Australia amid backlash over human rights record

‘Developments at home continue to require the president’s presence in the Philippines,’ spokesman says

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was elected in 2016 on a promise to eradicate drugs and launched an unprecedented campaign in which police say they have killed more than 4,100 drug suspects who resisted arrest. Photo: AFP
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