Tribute to the Former Deputy Commissioner

After 12 years of serving as the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) Deputy Commissioner, Mr. George Westlake Langman retired on 18 April 2019.

Becoming the Deputy Commissioner for the country’s first ever anti-corruption law enforcement agency was no easy task but his commitment to the Commission’s Vision and Mission ensured the course for weeding out corruption in Fiji was a steady one.

He ensured that the Commission made steady progress in combating, preventing and investigating corruption and continuously promoted and refined innovation in the nation’s anti-corruption work.

His empowering and collaborative leadership style saw FICAC grow from strength to strength throughout the years in all aspects of the work of the Commission to curb corruption through every means possible.

The Commission thanks Mr. Langman for answering the noble call to be engaged in nation building through anti-corruption work and for his unwavering service and dedication.

Mr. Rashmi Aslam takes on the position of Acting Deputy Commissioner after his appointment on 18 April 2019 by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Fiji, Mr. Jioji Konrote.

Mr. Aslam joined FICAC in 2012 as a Prosecutor and then became a Senior Prosecutor, before taking on the position of Manager Legal in 2014 to date.

He was the lead prosecutor in many successful high profile FICAC cases involving bribery, fraud and abuse of office such as FICAC v Motibhai Patel and others, FICAC v Foana Nemani, FICAC v Firoz Jan and others (Fiji Roads Authority Road scam), FICAC v Ana Laqere & others (Public Works Department Scam), Inoke Devo v FICAC (Supreme Court) and FICAC v Viliame Katia (HC Appeal) and many more.

He was also instrumental in introducing the concept of trial in absentia in the High Court case involving the former Deputy General Manager for the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) which secured a conviction

He looks forward to continuing the work of anti-corruption in the nation and taking FICAC to greater heights to ensure the people of Fiji live a life free of corruption.