Reporters from Chinese evening press Wanbao managed to track down and conducted an interview with the father of Jerrel Phua yesterday.
The video footage of Jerrel Phua’s tirade against the taxi driver has gone viral which led to the expose of his identity.
According to Wanbao, Jerrel’s father Mr Phua appeared agitated during the interview and admitted his son was in the wrong and owed the taxi driver an apology.
Mr Phua blamed himself for not giving his son the proper guidance during his growing up years.
He has also asked Jerrel to apologise to the taxi driver and hoped for taxi driver’s forgiveness.
Mr Phua hope the issue will be blow over soon as they were facing tremendous amount of pressure.
Neighbours of Phua family told Wanbao that Jerrel has always been a polite boy and urged the public to give Jerrel another chance to start afresh.
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