'For the first time, I feel blessed that I am old - too old to have been taught by Ma Lik'
- Civic Party leader Audrey Eu Yuet-mee. Mr Lik used to teach at her old school, St Francis' Canossian College
'Facts written in blood cannot be twisted by lies. Luckily, we still have many eyewitnesses from Tiananmen who have not died yet'
- Szeto Wah, chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China
'I am shocked and sad to hear Ma Lik, who I thought was an intellectual, try to whitewash history. It will only boost the number of protesters at the June 4 demonstration and vigil'
- Democrat Cheung Man-kwong
Mr Ma should care for his 'moral integrity'. 'He does not know what really happened. He was brainwashed by the party. He believes in lies and spread the lies. I feel really regretful that he said such things'
- Ding Zilin, an activist whose son was killed in Tiananmen Square and heads a campaign for vindication of the movement