Dr Tan Cheng Bock, in his tenure as MP, was sterling in performing his duties. He played the role of backbencher well, often ques-tioning, with great percipient analysis, controversial governmental policies. But he has never walked the hallowed corridors of power and has never been part of the political opposition brigade. This detracts somewhat from his credentials to serve as the focal point of oppo-sition efforts to gain seats in Parlia-ment (Tan Cheng Bock invited to lead opposition coalition; July 29).
The Workers' Party already has a masterplan to gain the trust and vote of Singaporeans, which has served well for several elections.