Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia

Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
Muhyiddin Yassin

since 10 April 2009
Style Yang Amat Berhormat (The Most Honourable)
Residence Seri Satria
Appointer Mizan Zainal Abidin
Inaugural holder Tun Abdul Razak
Formation 31 August 1957

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Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia (Malay: Timbalan Perdana Menteri Malaysia) is the second highest political office in Malaysia. There has been ten deputy prime ministers since the office was created in 1957. Although there has always been a Deputy Prime Minister since independence, there is nothing preventing a Prime Minister from not taking a Deputy, as the post itself is not mentioned in the Constitution of Malaysia. Likewise, it would not be impossible for there to be more than one Deputy Prime Minister, as has occurred before in Singapore. It was the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman, who started the convention of appointing a Deputy Prime Minister.

Under an unwritten, tacit agreement among component parties of the ruling Barisan Nasional of which the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) is the principal party, the post of Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia is automatically attributed to the Deputy President of UMNO of the moment. The current Deputy Prime Minister is Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, since April 10, 2009.


Official residence

The official residence for Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia is Seri Satria in Putrajaya. Before Seri Satria, the first Deputy Prime Minister official residence is Seri Taman.

List of Deputy Prime Ministers of Malaysia

# Name Picture Took Office Left Office Party Seat Represented in Parliament
1 Tun Abdul Razak 1957 1970 UMNO of Barisan Nasional Pekan
2 Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman 1970 1973 UMNO of Barisan Nasional Johor Bahru
3 Tun Hussein Onn 1973 1976 UMNO of Barisan Nasional Johor Bahru Timur
4 Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad Mahathir 2007.jpg 1976 1981 UMNO of Barisan Nasional Kubang Pasu
5 Tun Musa Hitam 1981 1986 UMNO of Barisan Nasional Kota Tinggi
6 Tun Ghafar Baba 1986 1993 UMNO of Barisan Nasional Jasin
7 Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim Anwar Ibrahim-edited.jpg 1993 1998 UMNO of Barisan Nasional Permatang Pauh
8 Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi AB April 2008.jpg 1999 2003 UMNO of Barisan Nasional Kepala Batas
9 Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak Dato Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak.JPG 2004 2009 UMNO of Barisan Nasional Pekan
10 Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin MuhyiddinUS.jpg 2009 Incumbent UMNO of Barisan Nasional Pagoh


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