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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

Sep 28 2017

Promoters of pop concerts, other events may ditch Malaysia as hard-line Islam gets a grip

KUALA LUMPUR Organizers of pop concerts and some other big events are increasingly wary of including Malaysia on their itineraries, as the cancellation of a beer festival due to take place next month highlighted growing intolerance toward activities regarded as insulting to Islam by some Muslim groups.

Sep 18 2017

"The Wolf of Wall Street" producer settles US suit linked to Malaysian fund

KUALA LUMPUR The movie company that made "The Wolf of Wall Street", and was co-founded by the Malaysian prime minister's step son, has settled a civil lawsuit brought by the U.S. government to seize assets allegedly bought with money stolen from a Malaysian state fund.

Sep 12 2017

Malaysia Airlines to sign $1.8 billion Boeing jets deal during Najib's U.S. trip: sources

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia Airlines will announce a deal to buy eight widebody Boeing 787 jets during the visit of Prime Minister Najib Razak to the United States, two industry sources said on Tuesday.

Aug 30 2017

Foreign investors returning as Malaysia's growth picks up, CIMB chairman says

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 Malaysia's robust economic recovery is drawing foreign investors back to its markets but investment activity may only gain momentum after the general election, the chairman of Malaysia's second largest CIMB Bank said on Wednesday.

Aug 08 2017

Abu Dhabi gives Malaysia 1MDB new extension for missed $600 million payment

ABU DHABI/KUALA LUMPUR Abu Dhabi has once again extended a deadline for troubled state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) - the subject of allegations of fraud and money-laundering - to make a debt payment of over $600 million that was originally due at the end of July.

Jul 05 2017

Mahathir's comeback renews Malaysia’s opposition in looming polls

KUALA SIN, Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak won Malaysia's last general election, despite losing the popular vote. Since then, he has been embroiled in a corruption scandal that has been investigated in a half-dozen countries.

Jul 05 2017

Malaysia palm firm FGV's stake sale plan to Indonesia tycoons on hold: sources

KUALA LUMPUR Talks to sell stakes in Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV) to two Indonesian billionaires have been suspended due to a management crisis at the world's third biggest palm plantation group, sources close to the deal said.

May 06 2017

After facing down scandal, Malaysia's Najib vulnerable on rising costs

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's 1.6 million public servants have long been one of the most reliable vote banks for Prime Minister Najib Razak's ruling coalition, but as he prepares to seek re-election he faces warnings that soaring living costs risk eroding that support.

Apr 24 2017

Malaysia reaches $1.2 bln Abu Dhabi deal in 1MDB clear up

KUALA LUMPUR/ABU DHABI Malaysia moved closer to clearing up the financial fallout of its 1MDB scandal on Monday by resolving a debt dispute with Abu Dhabi, bolstering Prime Minister Najib Razak ahead of elections.

Mar 02 2017

Malaysia condemns use of VX at airport; prepares to deport North Korean

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia condemned the use of VX, the super toxic nerve agent that killed the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a Kuala Lumpur airport last month, as authorities on Friday prepared to deport a North Korean suspect.

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