The supervisor who was filmed hitting the head of his 29-year-old intern continually and using vulgar language towards him is actually the boss of the company, reports Lianhe Wanbao.
The video was filmed by another intern at the company, a Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) student. He asked to terminate his internship after the incident.
The abuser, identified only as Alan, is the owner of Encore, a software company registered under the name of Mr Lee Yew Nam.
The family of the victim is demanding $100,000 in compensation for lost wages over the years.
They had previously visited the office to confront the supervisor, but had refused to accept his apology to settle the matter.
According to a report in Lianhe Wanbao, the intern had joined Encore eServices's Jurong East office three years ago as an undergraduate. His salary was just $500 a month despite putting in around 12 hours a day, and he was not given any benefits or leave days.
He had believed that he was joining a large company, but after 3 years he had not seen other workers. All he ever saw on a daily basis was the supervisor and one to two fellow interns.
When he had graduated from university, the victim continued to work for the company for the same pay, still without a contract or any benefits.