Awema: Racism fear lead to charity scandal
18 October 2012 Last updated at 08:28 BST
A Wales Audit Office report has found officials failed to act on warnings before a race equality body was engulfed by a funding scandal because they feared being accused of discrimination.
Some civil servants were worried about criticism if they tackled the All Wales Ethnic Minority Association (Awema).
The body was wound up in February after "significant and fundamental failures".
Political reporter Arwyn Jones explains.