Morupisi: From anti-corruption hero to villain


There is a saying that ‘karma never loses its address’. Now, if anything, the two Chinese nationals who 11 years ago were reported by former Permanent Secretary to the President (PSP) Carter Morupisi for corruption could be dancing gleefully by now wherever they are.

It is said that karma is the ‘belief that all the good and bad things that you do in this life affect how good or bad your future life will be’. Whether the Chinese were wrong or not, it would not matter to them as long as they believe Morupisi is today getting a dose of his own medicine. In 2011, two Chinese nationals Xiaxing Qui, general-manager of Whitacon and Xiaming Wang, then managing director of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, were put on the spotlight when Morupisi reported them for attempting to bribe him.

Morupisi was at the time the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Infrastructure, Science and Technology and it was around that time when he was hailed as a hero as an anti-corruption crusader who stood against any form of corruption and abuse of government resources. The two Chinese were alleged to have offered Morupisi P250,000 in order for him to assist them complete a government project in Shakawe and he turned down the offer and instead blew the whistle on the Chinese. The case was later withdrawn with liberty to reinstate and the duo would later be granted bail and believed to have skipped the country.

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