Godber's escape had a profound impact on the life of Gilbert Chan Tak-shing. Now an assistant director in the Operations Department, Mr Chan was an active member of the then anti-corruption student movement. It was during the heyday of the movement that he met his wife and a friend who influenced him so much that Mr Chan chose fighting graft as his career.

At the peak of the movement, Mr Chan was just a freshman at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Recalling what happened then, Mr Chan said, "Anti-corruption banners and newspaper clippings were all over the office of the students' union. Activities related to the anti-corruption cause dominated the