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Hong Kong unsettled by strange case of missing booksellers

Sunday, Jan 3, 2016,15:41 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Hong Kong | Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers today said they will press the government for answers after a fifth employee of a publisher specialising in books critical of China’s ruling communists went missing.

Lawmaker Albert Ho said that the city is shocked and appalled by the disappearance of Lee Bo. Like the four others who disappeared late last year, he too is associated with publisher Mighty Current.

The company and its Causeway Bay Bookstore are known for gossipy titles about Chinese political scandals and other sensitive issues that are popular with visiting tourists from the mainland.

The company’s co-owner is among those missing. Acting Secretary for Security John Lee said that police are actively investigating the case..