With a credible coalition of parties to take over BN, there will be more people who are willing to come back from overseas to do their national service. I believe there are already several top economists and technocrats already helping out in Penang and Selangor. For Baradan to expect a full shadow cabinet or a proper shadow budget when most information are kept secret under Official Secrets Act is both futile and unnecessary. Pakatan state governments like Penang and Selangor have proven beyond doubt their ability to cut costs and improve on their administrations. I believe the voters are willing to give Pakatan a chance to prove themselves at the next election. Only when they could not perform to expectations then, should Baradan worry.
Malaysia Today: Economic policies that do not add up
From Malaysia Chronicle:
'Yet Pakatan holds a treasury of talent with economic specialists including PKR's Rafizi Ramli, DAP's Tony Pua and PAS' Dzulkefly Ahmad to name a few. Opposition Anwar Ibrahim himself was a former star Finance minister, who was rated as one of Asia's best during the 1990s.
Soi Lek also failed to acknowledge the widespread corruption in the BN government and was completely silent on the RM888 billion the internationally-renowned Global Financial Integrity body had said was siphoned out from Malaysia in illicit outflows during the period 2000 to 2009.
Neither did he mention that Ministers in the Prime Minister's Department Idris Jala and Koh Tsu Koon had both warned Malaysia would go bankrupt by 2019 due to excessive debt and uncontrolled spending.'