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Joseph Sipalan

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Dec 08 2017

Malaysia's ruling party unites behind Najib as election looms

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's ruling party united behind scandal-tainted Prime Minister Najib Razak as he prepares for a general election due by August by deciding on Friday that he could stand unopposed in a party leadership contest due some time next year.

Dec 07 2017

Girding Malaysian ruling party for election, Najib rallies Muslims over Jerusalem

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on Muslims worldwide to strongly oppose any recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as he rallied his party ahead of a tough election due next year.

Oct 27 2017

Malaysia presents populist budget targeting voters ahead of polls

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced a populist budget on Friday that targets his party's traditional vote base, as he looks to shore up dented support ahead of a tough election that must be held by August.

Oct 27 2017

Malaysia sees solid 2018 growth on strong domestic demand, exports

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 Malaysia, whose economic performance has improved sharply this year on the back of stronger commodity prices, expects domestic demand and still-buoyant exports to help drive 5.0 to 5.5 percent growth in 2018.

Oct 23 2017

Najib will aim to win over voters in last budget before elections

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will aim to reduce unhappiness over rising costs of living when he unveils his 2018 budget on Friday, ahead of an election that must be held within 10 months.

Oct 16 2017

Newsmaker: Malaysian teacher seen as new 'emir' of pro-Islamic State militants

KUALA LUMPUR The battlefield deaths of two leaders of an Islamic State alliance in the southern Philippines could thrust a Malaysian who trained at an Al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan as the militant group's new regional "emir", experts and officials say.

Sep 07 2017

Malaysia's central bank holds key rate, upbeat on global growth

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's central bank, leaving its key interest rate unchanged as expected on Thursday, struck a more upbeat tone on the country's and Asia's economic performance this year.

Aug 21 2017

U.S. warship collision exposes Singapore-Malaysia sea dispute

KUALA LUMPUR A collision between a U.S. warship and an oil tanker near the Straits of Malacca on Monday has shone a light on a territorial dispute that has simmered between neighbours Singapore and Malaysia for nearly 40 years.

Aug 21 2017

U.S. warship collision exposes Singapore-Malaysia sea dispute

KUALA LUMPUR A collision between a U.S. warship and an oil tanker near the Straits of Malacca on Monday has shone a light on a territorial dispute that has simmered between neighbors Singapore and Malaysia for nearly 40 years.

Aug 21 2017

U.S. warship collision exposes Singapore-Malaysia sea dispute

KUALA LUMPUR A collision between a U.S. warship and an oil tanker near the Straits of Malacca on Monday has shone a light on a territorial dispute that has simmered between neighbours Singapore and Malaysia for nearly 40 years.

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