TV actor Gill Mohinderpaul Singh aka 喬寶寶 Kiu Bobo (Baby Kiu literally) in Cantonese , who was born and raised in Hong Kong, speaks fluent Cantonese and is estimated to have earned an average of $800,000 a month, recently revealed that his Indian wife had just been denied a HKSAR passport despite the fact that she has lived in Hong Kong for 22 years. He and his family is moving to Scotland because of this. Netizens are angry that the government has a bias towards Mainland Chinese and discriminates against “Remnants of British Hong Kong”
According to July 9th Headline Daily,
Kiu Bobo is forced to emigrate out of Hong Kong and retire from the entertainment industry. His wife has been denied a HKSAR passport.
Kiu Bobo plays an Indian who is constantly discriminated in the job market in the drama “No Good Either Way”. In reality, he is suspected to be discriminated. Because his Indian wife of 22 years, who has lived in Hong Kong ever since they got married, has been denied a HKSAR passport for unknown reasons. For his two sons, who are studying and getting treatment in Scotland, he is forced to move to there and even has to retire from the entertainment industry.
Indian nationality Gill Mohinderpaul Singh was born and raised in Hong Kong. At 19, he went back to India to have an arranged marriage with Gurinder Kaur Gill. Ever since, his wife has been lived in Hong Kong. His 21-year-old son Inderpal was born in Hong Kong and his 9-year-old younger son Arvin was born in Scotland because Hong Kong was hit by SARS.
He is moving to Scotland for his sons.
Younger son Arvin has problems in spinal nerves and requires long-term physical and movement therapies. He also has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. For better learning and living environment, Kiu Bobo has arranged his son to study in Scotland. His wife applied for HKSAR passport so that it would be more convenient for her to travel between Hong Kong and Scotland. However, her application is denied for unknown reasons. He is forced to immigrate to Scotland. When our reporter interviewed him, he was very discontented with the decision.
Kiu Bobo said, “After I received the notification letter, I had called the Immigration Department. They said that the case was confidential. I don’t even know what has gone wrong and can’t re-apply. Actually, I have many Indian friends who have lived in here for less than 10 years and speak no Cantonese can get social welfare and HKSAR passports. Therefore, I don’t really understand.
Now, my wife has to take care of our sons in Scotland. She has no HKSAR passport and therefore we have to immigrate. However, I have to accompany her so that she can get Scotland citizenship. Therefore, when my contract with TVB expires in April next year, I will have to move to Scotland in August. At that time, only 30 days of departure period will be allowed. Therefore, I have to give up working in the entertainment industry! “
Kiu Bobo expressed on his Facebook page that he still wants to be a Hongkonger.
Kiu Bobo was interviewed by another Cantonese-speaking ethnic South Asian reporter Nabela Qoser (*Wiki says she’s an ethnic Pakistani. However, netizens say she’s an ethnic Indian.) on this year Valentine’s day. The topic is about arranged marriage.
A netizen compared Kiu Bobo with Mainland Chinese and asked “which one is Hongkonger”.
Which one is Hongkonger?
(On the left) Hong Kong compatriot Kiu Bobo is forced to leave Hong Kong.
Local born and raised ethnic Indian Hongkonger Kiu Bobo, his wife was denied a HKSAR passport. He is forced to immigrate to Scotland and retire from the entertainment industry for his two sons who are going to study and get treatment in Scotland.
(On the right) “Double negative pregnant women”, robbing hospital beds, cheating Hong Kong residency.
“Double negative pregnant women” gave birth to “double negative babies” in Hong Kong. When these babies grow up, they compete with local children for school quotas. More than 170,000 “double negative babies” got Hong Kong residency”
Chan: Bobo is a Hongkonger.
Rich: While double negatives (*anchor babies) can stay in Hong Kong, Hongkongers have to leave Hong Kong.
Chan: Kiu Bobo is a Hongkonger who was born and raised in Hong Kong. His Cantonese is so much better than people of the locusts country, and he pays taxes every year, unlike those double negatives. In addition, his wife has lived in Hong Kong for twenty odd years and already integrated into the society. I would rather see him living in Hong Kong than those double negatives locusts. At least he has contributed to Hong Kong!
Tse: Kiu Bobo is basically a Hongkonger. He was born in Hong Kong and has HKID. He worked for the government in the past. And his wife has been in Hong Kong twenty odd years and has HKID. Why don’t give her a passport? Hongkonger doesn’t have to be an ethnic Chinese. He has more qualifications to call himself Hongkonger than those Mainland Chinese immigrants who write in simplified Chinese character. I have an Indian friend whose family has been in Hong Kong ever since grandfather’s generation and father was born in Hong Kong. Should he be counted as Hongkonger?
Many Hongkongers hold Canadian and American passports, especially those high-level officials! Why don’t they have problems? I don’t understand?
Chan: I remember when he was in “Minutes to Fame”, he sang a song from Sam Hui and even rewrote the lyrics. Not many Hongkongers know how to rewrite lyrics of Cantonese songs. Apart from his skin colour, which is as dark as Louis Koo, he has no differences from a Hongkonger.
Kiu Bobo mimics the singing style of the forever pop icon Lesile Cheung and and sings Cheung’s hit of the 80’s, “Monica”.
Ken: A Hongkonger who was born and raised in Hong Kong and pays his taxes every year, however, his treatment is worse than double negatives and Mainlanders who have contributed nothing to Hong Kong.
Yuuji: Indian and Nepalese, who came to Hong Kong after colonial rule, respect Hongkonger and integrate into the society more than Mainland Chinese immigrants and those double negatives.
Why does Hong Kong open door to double negatives and Mainland Chinese immigrants who attempt to get free lunches in Hong Kong? And why doesn’t Hong Kong let people who really love Hong Kong to settle?
Arthur: You have no reasons not to believe. The whole system is to replace Hongkongers! Those who have received “national education” will replace Hongkongers. By the time of 2017 universal suffrage, the choice of Beijing will have been elected.
Lau: Sooner or later, Hongkongers will be forced to leave as well. Simple as that!
Kevin: Hong Kong doesn’t belong to Hongkonger. Bobo, Goodbye.
In a 2010 advertisement by Hong Kong government, “Faces of Hong Kong”,
local Hongkongers speak in English and Cantonese – movie star Chow Yun Fat narrates the ad in English and another Hongkonger speaks in Cantonese. Mainland Chinese immigrant, pianist Li Yundi, only speaks in Mandarin. A man appears to be of European ancestry only speaks in English and says “Cantonese, Never needed to speak it!” The line was once an internet meme and appeared constantly in forum threads about British Hong Kong government, white male expats, interracial relationship, especially for white man – Asian woman relationship, and Mainland Chinese. A woman who dresses in sari says “I am totally fluent in Cantonese”.
Last year, there was a news in which a drunk Indian man insulted and beat people randomly at a betting station. He insulted others loudly with Hong Kong accent Cantonese, “You Mainland pigs, Mainland dogs, have taken all social welfare , have wasted resources!” His act was greatly praised by netizens and he was called a genuine Hongkonger.
However, my wife can’t get HKSAR passport even though she is willing to give up Indian nationality to exchange for a Chinese one.