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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.

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30 Aug 2018

UPDATE 1-Malaysia's Petronas boosts payout to govt after quarterly profit nearly doubles

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 Malaysian state-owned energy firm Petroliam Nasional Berhad is looking to expand its core business portfolio and plans to pay the government a higher dividend than earlier promised, its chief executive said on Thursday.

21 Aug 2018

Petronas Chemicals eyeing acquisitions to boost specialty business

KUALA LUMPUR The chemical manufacturing unit of Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas [PETR.UL] is actively looking to acquire companies to expand its specialty chemical business, its chief executive officer said on Tuesday.

04 Jul 2018

The cover-up: Malaysian officials reveal just how much 1MDB probe was obstructed

KUALA LUMPUR The government of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak spent years systematically obstructing probes into the alleged looting of state fund 1MDB, while also ruthlessly muzzling critics, according to current and former government officials.

28 Jun 2018

U.S. to downgrade Malaysia in annual human trafficking report - source

KUALA LUMPUR The U.S. State Department will downgrade Malaysia in its annual report on human trafficking to be released later on Thursday, a source told Reuters, just a year after the Southeast Asian nation was upgraded for making progress.

22 Jun 2018

As Najib holidays in Malaysia, his former mentor Mahathir turns up the pain

LANGKAWI/KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia The police kept watch close to a holiday villa where Najib Razak this week gave his first sit-down interview since his shock election defeat last month, a reminder for the former Malaysian prime minister that he may not have much more time to relax.

19 Jun 2018

Malaysia could extend tax breaks for key foreign investors - Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia could extend new tax incentives for foreign investment in areas such as technology if companies promise to create better-paid jobs for Malaysians, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday.

19 Jun 2018

Exclusive: Malaysia seeks to lay multiple charges against ex-PM Najib over 1MDB - Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR Embezzlement and bribery with government money are among the charges that Malaysia is looking to bring against former prime minister Najib Razak following a probe into funds allegedly looted from the state-run fund 1MDB, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday.

19 Jun 2018

Malaysia could extend tax breaks for key foreign investors - Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 Malaysia could extend new tax incentives for foreign investment in areas such as technology if companies promise to create better-paid jobs for Malaysians, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday.

19 Jun 2018

EXCLUSIVE-Malaysia seeks to lay multiple charges against ex-premier Najib over 1MDB - Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 Embezzlement and bribery with government money are among the charges that Malaysia is looking to bring against former prime minister Najib Razak following a probe into funds allegedly looted from the state-run fund 1MDB, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday.

14 Jun 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.

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