Boss Appears to Tell Workers Complaining About Pay to 'Go Back' in Viral Video

In a video now viewed over 459,000 times, a group of workers is seen confronting their boss about what appears to be a payment issue.

In a translated version of the video's caption, the poster @solah5817 writes "we only want our rights."

Though it is not clear where the video was taken, many commenters suggest reaching out to "MOM" or the Ministry of Manpower which is a part of the government in Singapore that is responsible for labor and workforce policies and standards in the country.

"I cannot say I pay or don't pay," the boss said in the video. "I will see what I can do to help you and help myself."

"You don't like that, you're not happy, then nevermind, go back to Malaysia."

The group is speaking in what appears to be Malay, as reported by asiaone.com.

"U go mom and show this video to them," one commenter writes.

"If your discussion fail, dont argue and just report to MOM for non payment of salary."

Singapore is home to one of the biggest ports in the world, according to Britannica, and has the most advanced economy in Southeast Asia. According to the Ministry of Manpower, 7,000 multinational companies operate out of Singapore.

According to Singapore's Ministry of Social and Family Development, lower and middle-income workers are able to apply for the COVID-19 Recovery Grant. The grant was made available to those that had been placed on "involuntary no-pay leave" or faced a loss of income of at least 50 percent per month during the pandemic, or a period of "heightened alert," as the website reported.

Those who are eligible could be granted up to $700 per month for three months, the website said.

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In the video posted to TikTok, a group of workers confront their boss about what appears to be a payment issue. The conversation gets more heated as the boss tells the workers to "go back to Malaysia." Photo Illustration by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Toward the end of the video, the workers appear to get more agitated as the boss walks away from the group.

"You want to work, work, you don't, nevermind," he said as he starts walking away.

Along with being an app filled with lighthearted videos, TikTok has become a platform for people to shine light on issues they face. In July, TikTok user Krista Webster, posted a video sharing an alleged recording of a "toxic" conversation with her boss at Starbucks, as previously reported by Newsweek. The conversation seems to take place after Webster's hours were decreased to zero and she questions her boss about why.

Newsweek contacted @solah5817 but they did not respond in time for publication