Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has accused mentally disabled government staff members for systematic corruption, including bribing citizens to vote for the ruling party.

“There’s a legion of disabled people trying to make our government look bad by handing out wads of yen to buy votes,” Abe told reporters.

“It’s disgraceful, and I’m calling them out.”

Abe said the government had a record of all the disabled people guilty of the allegations, but “a bunch of women have shredded the list”.

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