National Security Adviser Thaung Tun says the country ‘will never espouse a policy of genocide or ethnic cleansing’ and ‘will do everything to prevent it.’
Rakhine state officials cite rainy weather as reason for calling off Thursday's trip to the focal point of recent strife.
The announcement comes amid growing pressure from the international community for Myanmar to address and resolve the crisis in Rakhine state.
Some 480,000 refugees have fled from Myanmar since Aug. 25, new figures show.
Sixty percent of newly arrived refugees are children, the United Nations says.
Malaysia says statement by association chairman omitted any reference to Rohingya Muslims.
A community leader says Muslim militants arrested and killed about 100 residents from Kha Maung Seik village tract.
Expert panel cites “systematic policies” of killing, and active denial of identity and culture.
Non-Muslims displaced by recent violence ask Senior General Min Aung Hlaing to continue deploying troops.
They shot the trio in May after taking them into custody while they were returning to their camp after collecting firewood.
But the UN and rights groups blame the army for abuses and ethnic cleansing in Rakhine state.
The state counselor doesn’t acknowledge the violence that Rohingya Muslims have endured at the hands of the Myanmar military.
Hundreds gather to denounce the recommendations of an advisory commission on the causes of unrest in the western state and international 'interference' in the Rohingya crisis.
No Muslims would be left in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, should this “worst case” scenario materialize, IOM official says.
“Inhuman, inhuman” some diplomats muttered as they listened to refugees recount tales of torture.
Students delivering aid to Rakhine meanwhile accuse international media of biased reporting from the region.
Myanmar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs notes the Aug. 25 attacks were launched a day after release of the Commission's report.
Mine explosions killed at least four people in the past few days, Bangladeshi officials said.
Police fire rubber bullets to disperse the crowd of nearly 400, sources say.
U.N.’s human rights chief says evidence points to campaign of ethnic cleansing in Rakhine.
Residents meanwhile say Muslims did not set their own homes on fire.
One fourth of the Muslim population of Myanmar’s Rakhine state has left since Aug. 25.
Interfaith group visit to Rakhine to promote dialogue is met with protests.
Officials in southeastern Bangladesh say refugees have been shot dead, injured in landmine blasts.
Violence comes as leader Aung San Suu Kyi claims 'fake news photographs' are misleading world about the conflict.
The number of new refugees from Myanmar soars past 120,000, U.N. says.
Humanitarian resources are becoming strained under the pressure of new refugee arrivals, U.N. says.
The new death toll suggests fighting is some of the worst seen in the region in years.