China is North Korea's only major ally and the purpose of Xi's visit is to bolster the isolated country against pressure from UN sanctions over its nuclear and missile programmes.
Sabah Umno deputy chief Yakub Khan says the party is now focusing on strengthening itself and hopes to get full autonomy to run its affairs.
The end goal is to work together with China, Malaysia's largest trading partner, he adds.
He says Chinese investment in Malaysia and trade will continue to rise.
The committee will investigate the US intelligence assessment of Khashoggi's death among other pressing topics.
He says authenticity of report published by a news portal was doubtful as it only cited 'sources from Putrajaya'.
Two former diplomats say the prime minister's visit to China was never going to be easy as he had to discuss the cancellation or postponement of huge Chinese-led projects.
Foreign minister says this is in line with importance being given to Malaysia's relationship with Japan and Look East Policy 2.0.
The return of church bells to the Philippines is for the US to mend ties with firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte.
Singapore Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing says the republic will work with the Malaysian government of the day for mutual benefit.
Ali Akbar Velayati, who is due to meet President Vladimir Putin, also took a swipe at US President Donald Trump, saying his "unreliable" actions made Tehran's close ties with Moscow all the more necessary.
Sudan's defense production sector has cancelled all contracts with North Korea.
Concern is growing about a trade row between China and the United States in which the two nations have threatened each other with tariffs.
Bolton, a former UN ambassador and outspoken supporter of the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, opposes a historic 2015 Iran nuclear deal which Trump has threatened to scrap.
Skaters from both sides are breaking the Olympic ice with a budding friendship.
The Cold War rivals have clashed over crises in Ukraine, Syria and Iran, with reciprocal expulsions of diplomats last year.
Minister Ong Ka Chuan says Malaysia adopts a policy of non-intervention in affairs of other countries.
It will be tabled at PAS general assembly in Kedah.
It has closed its borders when faced with the threat of disease or held as hostage foreigners as bargaining chips in negotiations in the past.
Malaysian forces have in the past undergone military training with the US and China as well as other countries.
Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) says it is better to use economic and trade leverage to urge Myanmar to stop the atrocities against Rohingyas.
Some delegates feel that a debate on the matter would have been good, but trust that the Syura Council will make the right decision