Readers will find that the Western Mail headline 'Welsh Government breaks silence on AWEMA scandal' is overly optimistic given that the accompanying story is almost exclusively what opposition speakers had to say on the matter.
Ministers insist that the Public Accounts Committee first needs to complete their investigations into a abysmal lack of effective monitoring into serious shortcomings at the race equality body. Just how things are supposed to move forward from there is unclear to say the least.
Probably the saddest thing about this unsatisfactory tedium is that the outcome was all too predictable when Malik-gate first surfaced.
It may be appealing for the media to have politicians behaving like a dogs with a bone which other politicians thought was hidden away. For the rest of us, the forthcoming charades will only serve to reinforce why there is such extensive voter disengagement in Wales.