KUALA LUMPUR: The two Parti Keadilan Rakyat assemblyman embroiled in controversy -- Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi and Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu -- now consider themselves independents.
Jamaluddin, the Behrang assemblyman, said he accepted any decision taken by the EC.
"I thank God that the EC's decision favours me.
I am no longer a member of PKR as they have kicked me out. There is nothing I can do when they do not need me any more.
Jamaluddin also said he would not resign in writing from PKR, either as a party member or state executive councillor.
"There is no need for that as I have been chased away by them. The state assembly speaker's move to inform the EC of my seat's vacancy shows that I am out of the party.
"I will consult my lawyers on any subsequent action."
Changkat Jering assemblyman Osman said he was happy with the EC's decision and needed time to decide on his next move.
"For now, I consider myself an independent assemblyman. I have not decided whether to join any of the other political parties," said Osman, who is also a state executive council member.