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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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1:32pm IST

Former Malaysia government used central bank, sovereign fund deals for 1MDB dues: sources

KUALA LUMPUR The government of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak used funds from deals with the central bank and the sovereign wealth fund to pay for some of the liabilities of beleaguered state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

1:27pm IST

Former Malaysia government used c.bank, sovereign fund deals for 1MDB dues: sources

KUALA LUMPUR The government of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak used funds from deals with the central bank and the sovereign wealth fund to pay for some of the liabilities of beleaguered state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

1:24pm IST

Former Malaysia government used c.bank, sovereign fund deals for 1MDB dues - sources

KUALA LUMPUR The government of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak used funds from deals with the central bank and the sovereign wealth fund to pay for some of the liabilities of beleaguered state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

23 May 2018

Malaysia's Mahathir widens graft crackdown, seeks to cut national debt

KUALA LUMPUR Ninety-two-year-old Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad held his first cabinet meeting on Wednesday as officials widen a probe into corruption linked to the previous government with raids on sites linked to the head of a Muslim pilgrimage fund.

23 May 2018

Malaysia says search for Flight MH370 to end next week

KUALA LUMPUR A private search by a U.S. firm for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which went missing in 2014 in one of the world's biggest aviation mysteries, will end on Tuesday, Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke said on Wednesday.

21 May 2018

Malaysia in suspense ahead of Najib's visit to anti-graft agency

KUALA LUMPUR Amid mounting suspense in Malaysia, former leader Najib Razak is expected to give a statement to an anti-graft agency on Tuesday explaining what he knew about $10.6 million transferred into his bank account from a unit of a state fund he founded.

17 May 2018

Inheriting slowing Malaysian economy, Mahathir makes tax changes

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's annual economic growth slowed to 5.4 percent in the first quarter of 2018, leaving the country's new government with the task of turning around an economy that has decelerated for two consecutive quarters.

16 May 2018

Malaysia's Anwar walks free, says will not join cabinet any time soon

KUALA LUMPUR Jailed Malaysian reformist Anwar Ibrahim was granted a full pardon and freed on Wednesday, capping dramatic changes in the Southeast Asian country since the government was ousted in an election upset last week. | Video

16 May 2018

Jailed Malaysian leader Anwar Ibrahim set to walk free

KUALA LUMPUR Supporters began gathering on Thursday at the hospital from where jailed Malaysian reformist leader Anwar Ibrahim is expected to walk free just a week after his alliance scored a shock victory in a general election.

15 May 2018

Malaysia's 92-year-old PM says he'll stay in office for 1-2 years

KUALA LUMPUR/TOKYO New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday he will remain in office for one or two years and that Anwar Ibrahim, the jailed reformist he had vowed would replace him, will be released on Wednesday.

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