Hey, thanks for reading, and I guess this is not exactly a relationship issue. It's a friendship issue. Me and this one good friend are recipients of a scholarships. I was unemployed so this scholarship's contract for us to work for this company is good for me. But my friend quit his journalist work and joined this scholarship, what a brave and risky thing to do. Then, now it's several months after our postgraduate now and today, we have to submit one mini thesis that comprises half of the grade's marks. Two days ago, he asked for my thesis to see as a guideline and I was wondering why he hadn't done it yet. Then, today, when we were about to submit it, I found out he copied my entire mini thesis (our thesis can be of the same topic, only how we presented the topic that matters), only he translated to another language (our supervisor allowed us to do in either English or Malay). I was very shocked and I prevented him from submitting yet, thinking what we could do. Now, he's my good friend, and no matter how much he's screwed up, I still kinda feel sorry for him. I have to either report it, and have him dismissed from this scholarship, leaving him in the miserable state of unemployment, or I just let him submit it, which of course might risk my future too (if the lecturer is smart enough to realize that these two theses were the same except for the language). I don't want to be dismissed, but I don't want my friend to be dismissed too. I want him to learn his lesson, but not the hard way. But then, I guess it's all come down to either/or situation. He's a good person, he just needs to hold up his responsibility. Anybody in the academic world, or just anybody, has been in the similar situation?