On what the Loyal Opposition needs to do in order to become an effective force in Singapore politics, Alex Au said, "The first would be try to address issues more bread and butter. Ultimately, I think a lot of people are very concerned on such things. Secondly, I think opposition parties need to be more sensitive to the fear level in the general population and try to work at a level that ameliorates that fear. What do I mean by that? Doing things in a way that people can participate without risking too much, then gradually build confidence of being engaged."