HK leader Leung heckled over missing publishers

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HONG KONG: Democratic lawmakers heckled Hong Kong’s leader in parliament on Wednesday, slamming him for not speaking out over five missing booksellers feared to have been detained by authorities in mainland China. The five from Mighty Current publishing house, known for books critical of Beijing, disappeared last year, stoking fears that Chinese control is tightening in semi-autonomous Hong Kong. The latest to vanish is Lee Bo, 65, last seen in Hong Kong on December 30. Three others went missing in southern China and one in Thailand, all in October. Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying was lambasted as he delivered a key policy speech, with several democratic lawmakers shouting at him before they were removed by security. “Where is Lee Bo? Why don’t you answer Hong Kong people,” Labor Party’s Lee Cheuk-yan yelled.

AFP

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