KUALA LUMPUR (July 28): Axed Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin now joins the ranks of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the only other deputy prime minister to be sacked in the history of Malaysian politics.

The post has, however, been a hot seat of sorts, where in the past, Tun Musa Hitam, who held the post from 1981 to 1986, resigned over differences with then prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, and Tun Ghafar Baba, who took over in 1986 but defeated by Anwar in 1993.

Anwar was sacked on September 2, 1998 over allegations of corruption and sodomy.

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