|FBM KLCI fell 13.11 points|
US crude futures were trading at US$31.25 per barrel at 0758 GMT, down 1.95% from their last settlement. International Brent futures were down around 1% at US$32.90 a barrel. Both dropped more than 5% in intra-day trading the previous day.
Across Asia, Japan's Nikkei 225 lost 0.85% while Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 1.15%.
Bursa Malaysia saw 1.53 billion shares valued at RM1.51 billion traded. Decliners beat gainers at 601 versus 229.
The top gainers included Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd and PPB Group Bhd.
The leading decliner was Dutch Lady Milk Industries Bhd.
The most-active stocks included APFT Bhd and KNM Group Bhd.
Among decliners, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd fell to an intraday low of RM6.69 before closing unchanged at RM6.75.
Today, the ringgit weakened to 4.224 against the US dollar, tracking lower crude oil prices.
The ringgit tracks prices of crude oil as the commodity forms a crucial portion of the Malaysian economy and government revenue.