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President names new tax office chief, three more vice ministerial officials

All Headlines 16:10 June 11, 2017

SEOUL, June 11 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in named the new chief of the National Tax Service (NTS) on Sunday, while appointing three other vice ministerial officials.

Han Sung-hee, currently the head of the Seoul regional tax office, has been tapped as the new NTS chief, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said.

The NTS chief is a vice ministerial post, but unlike others of similar rank, those appointed must undergo a confirmation hearing by a parliamentary committee.

In addition to the tax office chief, the president named new vice ministers for environment and labor.

Yi Sung-ki, a former labor ministry official, was appointed the new vice minister of labor, with Ahn Byung-ok, an environment expert and activist, named the new vice minister at the environment ministry.

Cho Kwang, a professor emeritus at Seoul's Korea University, was appointed the new head of the National Institute of Korean History, also a vice ministerial post.

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