Pastor faces three years in prison

14 May 2020
Pastor faces three years in prison
Pastor David Lah. Photo: David Lah/Facebook

A Christian pastor from Myanmar faces up to three years in prison after his release from a 21-day quarantine in Yangon, UCA News reported.

David Lah, a Canadian passport holder, and three others were charged with defying a ban on large gatherings imposed to tackle the coronavirus pandemic on March 13.

The pastor claimed devout Christians were immune to Covid-19 before catching the disease himself in April. In a video clip that went viral in mid-April, Lah told worshipers that those who are really centred on Jesus will not be infected by Covid-19.

Lah is a controversial figure because of his anti-LGBT and Islamophobic rhetoric, the report said.