February was a trying month for Aaron Kwok. The Heavenly King’s mother, whom he was very close to, had passed away at home at the start of the month. Although he only made the news public on February 25, the 54-year-old has been busy tying up loose ends and organising her funeral.
According to reports, the funeral will be held at the Hong Kong Funeral Home in North Point, with the body laid to rest at the Tseung Kwan O Chinese Permanent Cemetery.
On March 3, a Hongkong resident shared that he had seen Aaron, along with his mother-in-law, aka Chinese model Moka Fang’s mother, at the Immigration Headquarters in Wan Chai last month.
The person revealed that he had overheard Aaron requesting for his mother-in-law’s visa to be extended, adding that Aaron had asked for “special treatment and immediate approval” for said visa.
However, Aaron’s request was swiftly denied by the staff, which Aaron allegedly did not take kindly to. It was said that the star then requested to see the staff's superior. Eventually, an immigration officer who held the rank of inspector was dispatched to deal with Aaron. The eavesdropper, however, left the office before they could find out if Aaron’s request was eventually approved.
When reached for a comment, Aaron’s manager denied the allegations.
“This was a very common application to extend one’s stay [in Hongkong]. The main aim was for Aaron’s mother-in-law to be able to stay in Hongkong [so she could] attend his mother’s funeral. The staff at the immigration department were very friendly, and everyone handled the application as per normal. As for the other rumours, which were spread recklessly, we will not be responding to them,” she said.
Later reports have revealed that the application has since been approved. Previously, Moka’s mother would have had to leave Hongkong to renew the visa, before re-entry. However, Aaron was afraid that she would have to self-quarantine herself for 14 days upon her return and miss the funeral, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Thus, Aaron decided to accompany her down to the immigration department to renew her visa, to avoid any problems or miscommunication.