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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

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Telling truth to power still no easy task for Malaysia's revved up media

KUALA LUMPUR In the first hours after the biggest political upset in Malaysia's history, the chief editor of news site Malaysiakini gathered his team in their cramped newsroom in a shabby industrial estate on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.

May 19 2018

Malaysia agog as disgraced ex-PM Najib's cupboards laid bare

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysians have avidly watched the public humiliation of former leader Najib Razak and his wife, as police hunting evidence of graft loaded five trucks with luxury items, including dozens of Birkin handbags, some costing as much as a sportscar.

May 17 2018

Safe-crackers called in to bust open safe at home of Malaysia's former PM

KUALA LUMPUR Locksmiths were called in to break open an old safe inside the grand private home of Malaysia's ousted prime minister on Thursday, as the spectacle of a police search at his residence drew the world's media and onlookers from across the country.

May 17 2018

Malaysian police search ex-PM's house; lawyer denounces 'harassment'

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian police on Thursday searched ousted Prime Minister Najib Razak's home and other places linked to him in connection with an investigation into the scandal-plagued state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). | Video

May 16 2018

Malaysian police search five places linked to ousted PM Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 Malaysian police conducted searches through the night and into the Thursday morning at five places linked to ousted Prime Minister Najib Razak, including the family home where he stays, a senior police officer said.

May 16 2018

Malaysia's Anwar walks free, says will not join cabinet any time soon

KUALA LUMPUR Jailed Malaysian reformist Anwar Ibrahim was granted a full pardon and freed on Wednesday, capping dramatic changes in the Southeast Asian country since the government was ousted in an election upset last week.

May 16 2018

Competition heats up for controversial a2 Milk Company

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON Stay-at-home mother Anna Wei wanted the best milk formula to feed her firstborn, so she chose the most expensive brand her money could buy: Platinum by a2 Milk Company Ltd.

May 15 2018

Jailed Malaysian leader Anwar Ibrahim set to walk free

KUALA LUMPUR Supporters began gathering on Thursday at the hospital from where jailed Malaysian reformist leader Anwar Ibrahim is expected to walk free just a week after his alliance scored a shock victory in a general election.

May 15 2018

The week that Malaysian leader Najib's world fell apart

KUALA LUMPUR As results poured in from polling stations around Malaysia on the night of May 9, with one parliamentary seat after another falling to the opposition, a stunned Prime Minister Najib Razak stared defeat in the face.

May 14 2018

Malaysia investors shift to Mahathir's camp from Najib-linked losers

KUALA LUMPUR Investors sorted Malaysia's political haves from the have-nots on the first trading day after a shock election result, dumping shares in firms associated with supporters of ousted prime minister Najib Razak and projects backed by his government.


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