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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

May 13 2018

Malaysian police to review CCTV footage from apartment block linked to ousted PM Najib's family

KUALA LUMPUR Police will check CCTV footage from a deluxe Kuala Lumpur apartment block at which relatives of ousted Prime Minister Najib Razak may have been staying, but the city's police chief said an earlier Reuters report had mischaracterised the operation on Saturday as a "raid".

May 13 2018

Malaysian police to analyse CCTV from apartment complex linked to ousted PM

KUALA LUMPUR Police will analyse CCTV footage from a deluxe apartment block in Kuala Lumpur, part of an investigation into allegations a government vehicle delivered boxes there for the wife of Malaysia's ousted prime minister Najib Razak, the city's police chief said.

May 13 2018

Malaysian police to review CCTV footage from apartment block linked to ousted PM Najib's family

KUALA LUMPUR Police will check CCTV footage from a deluxe Kuala Lumpur apartment block at which relatives of ousted Prime Minister Najib Razak may have been staying, but the city's police chief said an earlier Reuters report had mischaracterized the operation on Saturday as a "raid".

May 12 2018

Malaysia's shock poll result gives hope to besieged Southeast Asian oppositions

KUALA LUMPUR Opposition figures in Southeast Asian nations, some locked out of government for decades, celebrated Mahathir Mohamad's unexpected election victory in Malaysia this week, and said they hoped it was a portent of wider democratic change in the region.

May 11 2018

Malaysia's shock poll result gives hope to besieged Southeast Asian oppositions

KUALA LUMPUR Opposition figures in Southeast Asian nations, some locked out of government for decades, celebrated Mahathir Mohamad's unexpected election victory in Malaysia this week, and said they hoped it was a portent of wider democratic change in the region.

May 11 2018

Malaysia's shock poll result gives hope to besieged Southeast Asian oppositions

KUALA LUMPUR Opposition figures in Southeast Asian nations, some locked out of government for decades, celebrated Mahathir Mohamad's unexpected election victory in Malaysia this week, and said they hoped it was a portent of wider democratic change in the region.

Apr 24 2018

Indonesia investigates reports top Islamic State commander killed

JAKARTA/MANILA Indonesia is investigating reports from Islamic State supporters that the most senior Southeast Asian commander of the militant group was killed by U.S. air strikes in eastern Syria last week, counter-terrorism officials said.

Apr 18 2018

Counseling, not crocodiles: Indonesia anti-drugs tsar flags new strategy

JAKARTA Indonesia’s new anti-narcotics chief Heru Winarko called for an expansion of rehabilitation centers across the country on Wednesday, flagging a new approach in contrast to the blood-soaked war on drugs underway in its neighbor, the Philippines.

Mar 24 2018

Police, politicians accused of joining Sri Lanka's anti-Muslim riots

KANDY, Sri Lanka Police and politicians backed by the country's former strongman President Mahinda Rajapaksa joined anti-Muslim riots that rocked Sri Lanka's Kandy district this month, according to witnesses, officials and CCTV footage reviewed by Reuters.

Mar 22 2018

In Indonesia, a shadowy campaign to stoke unrest as elections loom

BANDUNG, Indonesia A spate of mysterious attacks on Islamic clerics, schools and mosques in Indonesia in recent weeks has ramped up tensions as the world's most populous Muslim-majority country heads into provincial elections and a presidential poll next year.

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