New Myanmar finance chief a victim of Axact’s fake degree

March 24, 2016 8:15 AM

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YANGON - Myanmar's incoming finance minister said Wednesday he was shocked to discover his PhD is fake after netizens pointed out he had been a victim of a high-profile scam run out of Pakistan that ensnared thousands of others.

Kyaw Win was one of 18 people named on Tuesday to the incoming cabinet of democracy veteran Aung San Suu Kyi, whose National League for Democracy (NLD) will take office at the end of the month - ending decades of military-led rule.

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