Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia

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Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
Timbalan Perdana Menteri
MuhyiddinUS.jpg
Incumbent
Muhyiddin Yassin

since 10 April 2009
Deputy Prime Minister's Office
Style Yang Amat Berhormat (The Most Honourable)
Member of Parliament, Cabinet
Residence Seri Satria
Seat West Wing of Perdana Putra, Putrajaya
Nominator Prime Minister of Malaysia
Appointer Abdul Halim
as Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
Term length While during the pleasure of Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Inaugural holder Tun Abdul Razak
Formation 31 August 1957; 56 years ago (1957-08-31)
Salary RM18,168.15 monthly[1]
Website DPM's official website
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Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia (Malay: Timbalan Perdana Menteri Malaysia) is the second highest political office in Malaysia. There have been ten deputy prime ministers since the office was created in 1957. The first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman, started the convention of appointing a Deputy Prime Minister.

The current Deputy Prime Minister is Muhyiddin Yassin.

Official residence[edit]

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

Deputy Prime Minister appointment[edit]

Although Malaysia has always had a Deputy Prime Minister since independence, a Prime Minister may choose not to appoint a Deputy Prime Minister. The office of Deputy Prime Minister is not provided for in the Constitution of Malaysia. At the same time, a Prime Minister could appoint more than one Deputy Prime Minister, as has occurred before in Singapore.

By the past practice of the component parties of Barisan Nasional (the ruling coalition) of which the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) is the unofficial leader, the UMNO Deputy President is appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia by the Prime Minister of Malaysia (who is the UMNO President). In the organizational structure of Barisan Nasional, the President and Deputy President of UMNO are automatically made the President and Deputy President of Barisan Nasional. Only once this position was not held by Deputy President of UMNO which when Tun Ghafar Baba held the office for a year as a Vice-President of UMNO (1986–1987).

Deaths, resignation and firing[edit]

Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman died in office due to massive heart attack in 1973. Tun Musa Hitam is the first resigning from this position in 1986 and followed by Tun Ghaffar Baba in 1993. Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim was the first fired from this position in 1998. Tun Ghafar Baba is the first Deputy Prime Minister to have a second wives.

List of Deputy Prime Ministers of Malaysia[edit]

Name
Constituency
(Birth-Death)
Picture Term of office Party Coalition
Took Office Left Office Days
1 Tun Abdul Razak
MP for Pekan
(1922–1976)
Tun Abdul Razak (MY 2nd PM).jpg 31 August 1957 22 September 1970 4770 UMNO AP
2 Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman
MP for Johor Bahru
(1915–1973)
22 September 1970 2 August 1973 1045 UMNO AP
3 Tun Hussein Onn
MP for Johor Bahru Timur
(1922–1990)
Tun Hussein Onn (MY 3rd PM).jpg 13 August 1973 24 August 1974 885 UMNO AP
24 August 1974 15 January 1976 BN
none (15 August 1976 – 15 September 1978: 761 days)
4 Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
MP for Kubang Pasu
(b. 1925)
Mahathir 2007.jpg 15 September 1978 16 July 1981 1035 UMNO BN
5 Tun Musa Hitam
MP for Kota Tinggi
(b. 1934)
18 July 1981 16 March 1986 1702 UMNO BN
none (16 March 1986 – 10 May 1986: 55 days)
6 Tun Abdul Ghafar Baba
MP for Jasin
(1925–2006)
10 May 1986 15 October 1993 2715 UMNO BN
none (15 October 1993 – 1 December 1993: 47 days)
7 Dato' Sri Anwar Ibrahim
MP for Permatang Pauh
(b. 1947)
Anwar 980416.jpg 1 December 1993 2 September 1998 1736 UMNO BN
none (2 September 1998 – 8 January 1999: 128 days)
8 Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
MP for Kepala Batas
(b. 1939)
AB April 2008.jpg 8 January 1999 31 October 2003 1757 UMNO BN
none (31 October 2003 – 7 January 2004: 68 days)
9 Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak
MP for Pekan
(b. 1953)
Dato Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak.JPG 7 January 2004 3 April 2009 1913 UMNO BN
10 Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
MP for Pagoh
(b. 1947)
MuhyiddinUS.jpg 10 April 2009 Incumbent 1938 UMNO BN

Living former deputy prime ministers[edit]

Below are the living former deputy prime minister(s) who do not hold the position of prime minister.

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