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Beh Lih Yi

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

15 Feb 2018

Hong Kong gay pop star says Malaysia show dropped over LGBT support

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Hong Kong pop star said on Thursday she had been denied permission to perform in Malaysia because she campaigns for gay rights, amid criticism from activists of rising intolerance toward the LGBT community in the Muslim-majority nation.

15 Feb 2018

Hong Kong gay pop star says Malaysia show dropped over LGBT support

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Hong Kong pop star said on Thursday she had been denied permission to perform in Malaysia because she campaigns for gay rights, amid criticism from activists of rising intolerance toward the LGBT community in the Muslim-majority nation.

12 Feb 2018

Death of maid treated 'like a dog' casts spotlight on migrant abuse in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indonesian maid forced to sleep outside next to a dog has died after suspected abuse by her employer in Malaysia, sparking calls from activists to end poor treatment of migrant workers.

02 Feb 2018

Mobile app mapping free condoms set up to help fight HIV in Philippines

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Inspired by the mobile game Pokemon Go, campaigners in the Philippines are using a smartphone app to send users to locations with condom dispensers in a bid to promote safe sex and break stigma to fight a worsening HIV epidemic.

02 Feb 2018

Mobile app mapping free condoms set up to help fight HIV in Philippines

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Inspired by the mobile game Pokemon Go, campaigners in the Philippines are using a smartphone app to send users to locations with condom dispensers in a bid to promote safe sex and break stigma to fight a worsening HIV epidemic.

30 Jan 2018

Hong Kong set to jail 'dishonest' maid recruiters in slavery fight

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Unscrupulous recruiters of domestic helpers in Hong Kong could soon be jailed under proposed reforms aimed at fighting modern slavery, but campaigners warned the changes would be futile unless properly enforced.

24 Jan 2018

PepsiCo cuts ties with palm oil supplier over labor abuse claims

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has suspended procurement from a palm oil supplier over claims of labor abuses on its Indonesian plantations, a move hailed by campaigners on Wednesday.

24 Jan 2018

PepsiCo cuts ties with palm oil supplier over labour abuse claims

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has suspended procurement from a palm oil supplier over claims of labour abuses on its Indonesian plantations, a move hailed by campaigners on Wednesday.

23 Jan 2018

'It was torture': Grim tales in Thai fishing sector despite reforms

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Trafficked into work and routinely abused, migrant fishermen in Thailand are still subject to forced labor despite efforts by the government to clean up the industry, advocacy groups said on Tuesday.

16 Jan 2018

Taiwan mulls third gender option on passports, IDs

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Taiwan is considering whether to introduce a third gender option on its passports and national identity cards in a bid to protect sexual minority groups, an official said Tuesday.

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