AUDIO: Tongan bakeries banned from opening on Sundays

Bakers in Tonga are petitioning the King after the government decided to enforce a ban on selling bread on Sundays.

Church leaders pushed for the ban to be enforced under one of the country’s oldest laws, which forbids commercial undertakings on the Sabbath.

Authorities began enforcing it on Sunday July 3 and bakers worry about what this could mean for their business.

The Ha’amoko Bakery’s Kennedy Penitani says they were consulted in May about the ban, and had proposed opening their bakeries in the afternoon.  SOURCE

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