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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

14 Aug 2018

Malaysian women to be caned for 'attempting lesbian sex'

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two Malaysian women convicted for attempting to have lesbian sex will be fined and caned, a prosecutor said on Tuesday, in a rare case against gay people in the Muslim-majority country.

09 Aug 2018

After saying #MeToo, Chinese women fight censorship to push for change

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Battling censorship and stereotypes, Chinese women are organizing online to harness the momentum of the country's nascent #MeToo movement in a push for authorities and businesses to end sexual misconduct.

09 Aug 2018

FEATURE-After saying #MeToo, Chinese women fight censorship to push for change

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Battling censorship and stereotypes, Chinese women are organising online to harness the momentum of the country's nascent #MeToo movement in a push for authorities and businesses to end sexual misconduct.

08 Aug 2018

Malaysia told to stop 'policing' women's clothing with dress code plan

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Malaysian government's plan to introduce a dress code for Muslim women in the workplace has sparked a backlash from women's rights groups, which accuse officials of acting like "fashion police".

08 Aug 2018

Malaysia told to stop 'policing' women's clothing with dress code plan

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Malaysian government's plan to introduce a dress code for Muslim women in the workplace has sparked a backlash from women's rights groups, which accuse officials of acting like "fashion police".

01 Aug 2018

Raped and jailed: Indonesian girl's plight prompts call to legalize abortion

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Calls to decriminalize abortion grew louder in Indonesia on Wednesday after a teenage girl who was raped by her brother was jailed for six months for terminating her pregnancy, sparking anger among activists who demanded her immediate release.

31 Jul 2018

New Zealand to replace 'sexist' road signs after girl's plea

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New Zealand's transport authority said on Tuesday it would adopt gender-neutral signs after a 7-year-old girl said it was "wrong and unfair" to suggest only men could work on roadside power lines.

31 Jul 2018

New Zealand to replace 'sexist' road signs after girl's plea

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New Zealand's transport authority said on Tuesday it would adopt gender-neutral signs after a 7-year-old girl said it was "wrong and unfair" to suggest only men could work on roadside power lines.

26 Jul 2018

New Zealand offers paid leave to domestic violence survivors

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New Zealand has become one of the only countries offering paid leave to domestic violence survivors, after approving a law aimed at protecting victims.

28 Jun 2018

Disappointment over Australia's 'toothless' anti-slavery law

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Australia on Thursday became the latest country to tackle the scourge of modern slavery with proposed new legislation that campaigners instantly dismissed as toothless.

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