The International Commission of Jurists, a human rights watchdog, calls plans to arm non-Muslims as a defense force in Arakan State “a recipe for disaster”.
The visit comes as reports of human rights abuses continue amid tight security in the predominantly Muslim region.
The President’s Office said the government would investigate the death of a 60-year-old Rohingya Muslim who died in police custody in Arakan State two weeks ago.
Burma’s government says a group inspired by Islamist militants was behind recent attacks on police border posts in Arakan State.
Four Burmese soldiers were killed and one was injured on Tuesday when troops were attacked by suspected Muslim insurgents near the country’s border with Bangladesh, an official said.
Burmese soldiers have killed at least four men during a sweep of Muslim villages following Sunday’s deadly attacks on border police posts in Arakan State.