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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Has the state finally won its years-long whack-a-mole game with Shou Ming?

Has the state finally won its years-long whack-a-mole game with Shou Ming? Police arrested the alleged administrator of Egypt’s answer to Fight Club’s project Mayhem — the infamous Shou Ming Facebook cheat group — on charges of leaking Thanaweya Amma exams, the Interior Ministry proudly announced. Egypt’s alleged Tyler Durden? A 19-year-old student from Sharqiyah, identified only as Ahmed M. H. The mystery Facebook account first made headlines in 2015. In a manner befitting the Dread Pirate Roberts, the admin role was passed on, as another admin was arrested in 2017, in a sweep which included 12 Education Ministry officials. In December the same year, the Ismail Cabinet approved the establishment of a committee to battle the “Shou Ming phenomenon” and find solutions to the increasingly widespread problem of cheating on final exams at Egyptian schools. We hope Hollywood is reading.

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