Husband jailed for 22 months after fight from which partner has not recovered A transport worker whose wife fell into a coma during a fight with him enlisted the help of a Canto-pop and film star, as well as that of a radio personality, to record messages of encouragement urging his wife to wake up, a Court of First Instance judge was told yesterday. In jailing Tsang Hin-yeung, 28, for one year and 10 months, Deputy High Court Judge Barnabas Fung Wah said he hoped for a miracle and that Pang Shuk-on, 28, would recover from her 10-month coma. Doctors at Wong Tai Sin Hospital believe the chances of Ms Pang ever emerging from the coma are 'very minimal'. The court was told Tsang approached the movie and Canto-pop star to record the message of encouragement, while a radio personality also recorded a similar message. Their identities were not revealed in court. The court heard that two weeks before the fight, Tsang attempted suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills after he became frustrated that his wife, a supervisor in a karaoke bar and restaurant, continually came home drunk. The two then made a pact under which Ms Pang would stop drinking heavily. But the court heard that at about 3.30am on August 3 last year, Ms Pang came home in a taxi and was unsteady on her feet. Tsang was outraged and when Ms Pang tried to approach him to apologise, he shoved her to the ground after warning her not to get close to him. Ms Pang persisted, however, only to be pushed to the ground about 10 times. During one of the scuffles, her head hit a wardrobe lying on the ground. She was also slapped about the face and head, the court heard. Eventually, Tsang ignored his wife, whom he married in June 2001, and went into the bedroom. When Ms Pang came into the room, the defendant scolded her and asked why she broke her promise. When Ms Pang again tried to get close, he pushed her away a final time, causing her to fall to the ground, motionless. Thinking she was asleep, Tsang moved her to the bed, covered her with a blanket and lay down beside her to sleep. But when he woke at about 9am, his wife would not open her eyes so he called an ambulance. Ms Pang was found to have bleeding to the back of her brain and underwent emergency surgery. She is still in a coma and doctors rate her chances of recovery as slim. Since being in the coma, Ms Pang also had suffered a lung infection and had to be resuscitated on October 19. Before sentencing, the defence submitted numerous love letters the pair left each other after their work schedules kept them apart.