Duterte offers to send Maute surrenderees to Malaysia

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President Rodrigo Duterte has offered to send Maute surrenderees to Malaysia to study vocational courses like planting rubber and palm. “Sabi ko nga sa mga Maute surrenderee, magpunta kayo ng Malacañang at mag-usap tayo. Papuntahin ko kayo ng preferably Malaysia,” President Duterte said during the presentation of surrendered firearms and distribution of assistance to ISIS-Maute group surrenderees in Marawi City.

President Duterte said “we belong to the Malay race. We are not Arabs.”

“Tayo ay mga Malay. Ang kapatid natin ay ang mga Indonesians kaya kamukha natin, the Malaysians, Brunei, at Philippines, lalo na dito sa Mindanao,” he said.

“I’m inviting the other Maute or whatever, nakikipag-away dito sa Marawi, you come down and we will talk how we can improve your lives,” he said.

“I said, I’m ready to proclaim. Ang gusto kong i-proclaim na land reform, Maguindanao kasi malawak. Pati itong the whole of Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur. Uunahin ko ‘yung sa goybernong lupa, mag-aral kayo ng technology paano itanim itong rubber,: he added.

“Tawagan ko lang si Mahathir. Nanalo eh. Talagang bilib ang – Alam mo bakit? What is Malaysia today? Pawis ni Mahathir ‘yan. Alam ninyo ‘yan. Kaya kausapin ko siya na may papuntahin ako para mag-aral lang kayo, mga… ‘Yung the whole of Maute group can go there. Unahin ko sila tapos bigyan ko ng lupa,” Duterte said.

“Tapos kung sino ‘yung interesado na – lahat dito ibigay ko, sa Maranao lang. Hindi ko papasukin ang – Maranao muna,” he added.

Source: https://pcoo.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/20180511-Speech-of-President-Rodrigo-Roa-Duterte-during-the-presentation-of-surrendered-firearms-and-distribution-of-assistance-to-ISIS-Maute-group-surrenderees.pdf