One of Hong Kong's staunchest pro-Beijing lawmakers said a bookseller's tearful confession on state television to a hit-and-run accident more than a decade ago in China is unlikely to appease public concerns that he may have been abducted.
The Sunday evening broadcast on China Central Television ended months of mystery over the fate of Gui Minhai, a naturalized Swedish citizen, after he was last seen in October outside his apartment in the Thai seaside town of Pattaya.
In the strongest statement yet by anyone in Hong Kong's pro-China camp, Legislative Council President Jasper Tsang said the taped confession by Gui was not enough.
"The China Central Television (CCTV) report did not seem to be able to calm the public. As the case drags on, there will be more speculation," Tsang said late on Monday.