Agustinus Beo Da Costa

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

18 Apr 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.

17 Apr 2018

Indonesia to release impounded yacht sought over 1MDB case: police

JAKARTA An Indonesian court ruled on Tuesday that a luxury yacht linked to a corruption scandal at a Malaysian state fund was wrongfully impounded in Bali at the request of U.S. authorities and ordered the vessel to be released, police said.

12 Apr 2018

Indonesia set for repeat contest in 2019 presidential poll

JAKARTA Former Indonesian general Prabowo Subianto has accepted the endorsement of the main opposition party to stand as a candidate in a presidential election next year, setting the stage for a rematch with President Joko Widodo.

11 Apr 2018

Indonesia opposition party backs retired general to stand as president

JAKARTA Indonesia's main opposition party on Wednesday endorsed Prabowo Subianto as its presidential candidate in next year's election, potentially setting the stage for a repeat of the 2014 contest between the retired general and President Joko Widodo.

10 Apr 2018

The one that got away: Indonesia seizes illegal fishing boat with 30-km nets

JAKARTA Indonesia, acting on a request from Interpol, has seized a fishing boat carrying 600 illegal gillnets that can stretch up to 30 km (18 miles) after it evaded capture in several countries, the Fisheries Ministry said.

04 Apr 2018

Islamic groups report Indonesian politician for reciting 'blasphemous' poem

JAKARTA Hardline Islamic groups on Wednesday filed a blasphemy complaint against a daughter of Indonesia's first president, accusing her of reciting a poem insulting Islam and prompting fresh concerns over intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.

23 Mar 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.

16 Mar 2018

Suharto's youngest son in new push to get into Indonesian politics

JAKARTA The youngest son of former Indonesian president Suharto, Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, is making a new push to launch a career in politics at the helm of a party that believes it can cash in on his late father's legacy.

01 Mar 2018

Indonesia police question luxury yacht crew in 1MDB probe

JAKARTA Indonesian police on Thursday questioned the captain and crew of a luxury yacht seized in Bali at the request of U.S. authorities, probing alleged money laundering at a Malaysian state fund, they said.

01 Mar 2018

Corrected - Indonesia brings together former militants and attack survivors

(Corrects gender in third and fourth paragraphs to she, not he)


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