Victim in viral video which shows boss slapping him files police report

A worker, who was slapped by his boss in a video that went viral over the weekend, has lodged a police report, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said in a statement on Monday. A Shin Min report said that the worker was an intern in the company.

The Ministry said it was notified about the video via e-mail and is in touch with the person who recorded the video. MOM will be working with the police on the case.

The 17-second video, uploaded onto Youtube last Friday night, shows a man continually hitting the head of his younger subordinate, punctuated by the use of vulgarities.

The unnamed abuser first uses his fist to strike a blow at the start of the video and is shortly interrupted by a young man who steps in and asks the abuser to stop. But the bespectacled supervisor ignores the mediator, continuing to strike three consecutive blows on the silent victim who remains seated. The person who recorded the video wrote online that he is an intern at the company where he claims the abuse occurs regularly.