Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed lower for the third consecutive day last Friday as market sentiment continued to sour pending the uncertainty on the US debt problem. The US debt crisis continued to weigh in on investors amid an easier regional market and a weak performance overnight on Wall Street. The FBM KLCI declined 3.1 points, or 0.2%, to 1,548.81 after opening 1.31 points higher at 1,553.22, and week-on-week, it lost 16.25 points from the previous week’s close of 1,565.06. Losers led gainers by 426 to 306 while 315 were unchanged. Volume increased to 1,107 billion shares worth RM1.716 billion compared with 1.06 billion shares valued at RM1.74 billion on Thursday. Weekly volume increased to 5.13 billion shares, worth RM8.07 billion, from 4.9 billion shares, valued at RM9.24 billion, last week.