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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

Jun 14 2018

Malaysia to seek return of 1MDB money from banks, political parties

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia intends to recover all funds illicitly taken from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), and determine whether there are grounds for claims against companies, including Goldman Sachs , that profited from dealing with the beleaguered state fund.

Jun 11 2018

Former Malaysia c.bank deputy frontrunner for governor job: sources

KUALA LUMPUR A former Malaysian central bank official who was part of an investigating team into beleaguered state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) is frontrunner to be picked as the next governor of the bank, people familiar with the matter said.

Jun 08 2018

Malaysia seeks to arrest financier Jho Low over 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia is seeking to arrest financier Low Taek Jho, believed to be residing abroad, over his involvement in a graft scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Friday.

Jun 08 2018

Malaysia seeking to extradite man convicted in Mongolian model murder

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia may revoke the death sentence on fugitive policeman Sirul Azhar Umar, who was convicted of the 2006 murder of a Mongolian model, to facilitate his extradition from Australia, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Friday.

Jun 08 2018

Malaysia seeks to arrest financier Jho Low over 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 Malaysia is seeking to arrest financier Low Taek Jho, believed to be residing abroad, over his involvement in a graft scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Friday.

Jun 06 2018

Malaysia's central bank chief steps down, latest casualty of 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has accepted the resignation of the central bank governor, the latest in a string of departures as the 92-year-old leader purges top officials seen as close to the scandal-plagued previous government. | Video

Jun 06 2018

Exclusive: Malaysia's new government considering replacing stock market chief: sources

KUALA LUMPUR/HONG KONG Malaysia is looking to replace the chief executive officer of the national stock exchange, two sources said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of top management changes initiated by the newly elected government.

Jun 06 2018

EXCLUSIVE-Malaysia's new government considering replacing stock market chief- sources

KUALA LUMPUR/HONG KONG, June 6 Malaysia is looking to replace the chief executive officer of the national stock exchange, two sources said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of top management changes initiated by the newly elected government.

Jun 05 2018

Malaysian central bank governor faces exit as shakeup continues, sources say

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE Malaysia is in talks to appoint a new central bank governor and an announcement could come as early as Wednesday, two sources have said, part of a government shakeup led by newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

May 25 2018

Najib's downfall a bitter-sweet victory for Malaysia's stifled satirists

KUALA LUMPUR Long before voters dumped him as prime minister in this month's general election, a caricature of Najib Razak as a circus clown had become a symbol of resistance among Malaysians disgusted by the corruption scandal swirling around him.

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