HK actor Lee Lung Kei, 73, upset 36YO fiancee didn't consult him about her legal issues


HK actor Lee Lung Kei vows to wed his fiancee Chris Wong after she's released from custody. Photo: Chris Wong/Instagram

Hong Kong actor Lee Lung Kei is feeling upset that his fiancee Chris Wong, 36, didn't consult him about her legal issues.

Wong, whose real name is Wang Qingxia, was denied bail at the Shatin Magistrates' Courts on Tuesday (Feb 20) and is facing six charges – including overstaying her residency in Hong Kong, using counterfeit documents and making false statements to obtain her entry permit among others.

Dimsum Daily reported that she will remain in the custody of prison service until her next court hearing on April 16. A bail review application has been submitted and will be reviewed on Feb 28.

In an interview with Hong Kong media, Lee, 73, said he was unaware about Wong using fake documents.

"I thought it was just a minor issue of expired residency. I had no idea that her documents were forged nor have I seen any of her certificates.

"I'm upset not because she lied to me, but because she didn't discuss anything with me which led to things becoming like this," he said.

According to the former TVB star, the chances of Wong winning the case are slim as the "evidence presented is irrefutable".

Despite being deceived, Lee – who visited Wong at the Tai Lam Centre for Women on Wednesday (Feb 21) – reiterated that he will continue standing by his fiancee.

"I promised her that I will marry her once she's released. I don't care what others have to say. I know she's sincere. I hope she learns from this lesson, and I believe she won't deceive me again in the future," he said.

During the interview, Lee revealed that he had insisted on Wong's regular travel between Hong Kong and Mainland China to comply with her visa requirements.

However, Wong decided to apply for the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme, which allows "highly skilled or talented persons to settle in Hong Kong" – an application Lee admitted to not inspecting thoroughly.

According to South China Morning Post, Wong, a Chinese national, was accused of "falsely claiming on her entry permit application filed on Oct 23, 2019, that she had a master’s degree in engineering from Leiden University in the Netherlands".

She had reportedly submitted three false copies of a graduation certificate with the name "Wang Qing Xia" from an aviation academy in San Francisco on the same day.

Under Hong Kong laws, individuals found guilty of overstaying their residency can face up to two years' imprisonment and a fine of HK$50,000 (RM30,631).

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