SINGAPORE - Once shot, twice shy.
The boss who was caught on video apparently slapping an intern was begging not to be filmed again when faced with a camera phone last Tuesday.
Please stop filming me, I beg you, he repeatedly said, when the family of his 29-year-old former subordinate confronted him at his office.
The first video, lasting 17 seconds, showed him repeatedly hitting the head of an employee and using vulgar language. It went viral on the Internet after another intern from the Singapore Institute of Management uploaded it on YouTube last Friday.
On Tuesday afternoon, the 29-year-old graduate's family - his parents, cousin and cousin's wife - confronted his boss, Mr Alan Lee, of Encore eServices, reported Shin Min Daily News.
The ex-intern had described his former boss as a tiger. He even drew a caricature of him in a tiger's outfit.
But on Tuesday, the tiger had turned into a tabby cat. He appeared meek and remorseful in front of the family.
Even before sitting down, Mr Lee was apologising profusely to the family, reported Shin Min Daily News.