The Malaysian Insider (or The Insider) is a bilingual news site popular in Malaysia. It has been consistently ranked as one of the top 100 most popular websites in the country with a strong following in Singapore.
The Insider was established by journalist Png Hong Kwang and Sreedhar Subramanian. Png is a journalist while Subramaniam is the former chief operating officer of free-to-air Malaysian television channel ntv7. Subramniam is currently the chief executive officer of the online news organization.
Joan Lau is the managing editor. She was formerly with the New Straits Times. Aiding her is a consultant editor Leslie Lau, a journalist formerly attached to the Straits Times in Singapore
The funding of the news organization has been a source of much speculation. A number of prominent bloggers based in Malaysia suspected that The Insider was linked to former Editor-in-Chief of New Straits Times, Kallimullah Hassan or UMNO Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin, both considered to be aligned to Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.-source Wikipedia