The Vice Chancellor of the University of the South Pacific and the region's leading economist says corruption is rife in Fiji.
Savenaca Siwatibau says this is despite clear financial laws designed to prevent it.
Mr Siwatibau says it is up to those implementing these laws to stop the rot, but they are not doing what they should be.
He says top administrators such as permanent secretaries should be more vigilant.
The Secretary of the Public Service Commission, Tui Cavulati, says he agrees with Mr Siwatibau's comments.
Mr Cavulati says he hopes the new ethics and disciplinary committee being up within the public service would be able to fight corruption.