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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

20 Apr 2018

Ahead of Malaysian polls, bots flood Twitter with pro-government messages

KUALA LUMPUR Just weeks before Malaysia goes to the polls, automated accounts known as bots are flooding Twitter with tens of thousands of pro-government and anti-opposition messages, according to a review of the tweets by Reuters and a U.S. digital media research institute.

14 Apr 2018

Boat with 70 Rohingya Muslims leaves Myanmar for Malaysia - sources

KUALA LUMPUR A boat carrying 70 Rohingya Muslims set out for Malaysia from Myanmar this week, two sources and a rights group said, the latest to embark on a dangerous sea journey.

09 Apr 2018

As Malaysia's Najib seeks reelection, Johor may no longer be the jewel in the crown

PARIT RAJA, Malaysia A few days before he triggered the countdown to an election last week, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak headed to the state of Johor with a pocketful of promises: a railway revamp, the widening of a jam-plagued expressway and a new sports stadium.

03 Apr 2018

Malaysia intercepts boat carrying Rohingya refugees, more perilous sea journeys expected

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia intercepted a boat carrying 56 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar off its northern island of Langkawi on Tuesday and will allow them to enter on humanitarian grounds, with rights groups expecting further such perilous journeys by sea.

29 Mar 2018

Malaysian central bank says foiled attempted cyber-heist

KUALA LUMPUR/LONDON Malaysia's central bank said on Thursday it was the victim of a cyber attack in which hackers sought to steal money using fraudulent wire transfers, the latest in a series of electronic heists at financial institutions around the world.

13 Feb 2018

Malaysia further downgrading ties with North Korea a year after airport assassination: sources

KUALA LUMPUR One year after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother was assassinated at Kuala Lumpur's airport, Malaysia is further downgrading once-close ties with Pyongyang, sources familiar with the government's plans said.

08 Feb 2018

Exclusive: Uighur Thai jail escapees detained in Malaysia and China wants them back - sources

KUALA LUMPUR Eleven ethnic Uighur Muslims from China, missing since their dramatic escape from a Thai jail last year, have been detained in Malaysia and Beijing wants them back, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

08 Feb 2018

Exclusive - Uighur Thai jail escapees detained in Malaysia and China wants them back- sources

KUALA LUMPUR Eleven ethnic Uighur Muslims from China, missing since their dramatic escape from a Thai jail last year, have been detained in Malaysia and Beijing wants them back, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

24 Jan 2018

Malaysian makeover: At 92, Mahathir seeks to be PM again

KUALA LUMPUR At 92, Mahathir Mohamad will become the world's oldest person to be voted prime minister if he wins Malaysia's upcoming general election. But to do that, he needs to woo people in their 20s and 30s, the country's dominant - and mostly undecided - vote block. | Video

11 Nov 2017

Asia-Pacific leaders say to fight 'unfair trade' in nod to Trump

DANANG, Vietnam Asia-Pacific leaders agreed on Saturday to address "unfair trade practices" and "market distorting subsidies" in a statement that bore the imprint of U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to reshape the global trade landscape. | Video

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