EXCLUSIVE Some three hours after Abdul Khalid Ibrahim announced that PKR supremo Anwar Ibrahim will be contesting the Kajang state seat, observers were still scrambling to understand the ramifications of the latest development.
The announcement had come in the wake of intense speculation that Anwar was entering the state arena to unseat Khalid and assume the post of MB.
But as the turbulence whirled around PKR and the bombshell Khalid just dropped, the MB's office, however, was an oasis of calm.
By the time Malaysiakini was ushered into his plush office at the Selangor State Secretariat building in Shah Alam about 2.30pm yesterday, Khalid would have been in back-to-back meetings since 8am.
First at his home, to iron out last-minute details of the Kajang plan, then to the PKR headquarters to make the announcement, then straight to media interviews to explain the confounding turn of events.
Skipping lunch for another media interview, Khalid, the hater of hair combs and lover of strategic management, seems to have figured it all out.
"Today is..." he trails off as he typically does when his mouth presumably forgets to catch up with his thoughts.
"I think I can see the difference between the corporate world and the political world. In the corporate world, I also experienced volatility.
"But in the political world, the volatility is very much faster than in the business world," he said when asked to describe the day...