Joseph Sipalan

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

06 Feb 2018

Malaysia, Singapore launch new trade link to boost liquidity

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE Singapore and Malaysia announced plans on Tuesday for a new trading link between their stock markets by the end of the year that will help lower trading costs and encourage cross-border investments.

25 Jan 2018

Malaysia's central bank taps the brakes, raises key rate

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's central bank on Thursday became the first in Southeast Asia to raise a key interest rate in years, moving to tap the brakes and "normalize" policy well before national elections and at a time of robust growth.

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

22 Dec 2017

Corrected - Worries about Malaysia's 'Arabisation' grow as Saudi ties strengthen

(Clarifies bill on Islamic law and removes reference to stoning and amputations in paragraph 3)

08 Dec 2017

Malaysia's ruling party unites behind Najib as election looms

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's ruling party united behind scandal-tainted Prime Minister Najib Razak as he prepares for a general election due by August by deciding on Friday that he could stand unopposed in a party leadership contest due some time next year.

07 Dec 2017

Girding Malaysian ruling party for election, Najib rallies Muslims over Jerusalem

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on Muslims worldwide to strongly oppose any recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as he rallied his party ahead of a tough election due next year.

27 Oct 2017

Malaysia presents populist budget targeting voters ahead of polls

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced a populist budget on Friday that targets his party's traditional vote base, as he looks to shore up dented support ahead of a tough election that must be held by August.

27 Oct 2017

Malaysia sees solid 2018 growth on strong domestic demand, exports

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 Malaysia, whose economic performance has improved sharply this year on the back of stronger commodity prices, expects domestic demand and still-buoyant exports to help drive 5.0 to 5.5 percent growth in 2018.

24 Oct 2017

Najib will aim to win over voters in last budget before elections

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will aim to reduce unhappiness over rising costs of living when he unveils his 2018 budget on Friday, ahead of an election that must be held within 10 months.

16 Oct 2017

Malaysian teacher seen as new "emir" of pro-IS militants

KUALA LUMPUR The battlefield deaths of two leaders of an Islamic State alliance in the southern Philippines could thrust a Malaysian who trained at an Al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan as the militant group's new regional "emir", experts and officials say.


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