A businessman was sentenced yesterday to 21 days' jail for contempt of court. Madam Justice Carlye Chu Fun-ling said a custodial term was appropriate for Tsui King-yeung to show the courts' disapproval of people who neglected court orders. Tsui was found in contempt for ignoring two orders imposed on him and his company, Texgar (Holdings) Ltd, by Mr Justice Wally Yeung Chun-kuen and Mr Justice Yam Yee-kwan in June and August last year. He was ordered to pay $4.2 million he allegedly misappropriated from Texgar Ltd, a separate company of which he is a former director. The Court of First Instance heard he failed to comply with the orders and only repaid $300,000. A minority shareholder of Texgar Ltd, Chau Hung-kau, took Tsui to court in a motion for committal for contempt. Texgar Ltd traded in wireless communications equipment, such as radio walkie-talkies. The court was told the company had done business with the Public Security Bureau. Madam Justice Chu refused Tsui's request to suspend the sentence, saying she was not satisfied he had made a genuine undertaking to repay the outstanding sum.