Government Small Business Loans
There are a variety of government small business loans and programs that can be used in financing a business, including those specifically for Bumiputeras and micro entrepreneurs. Most of these loans are administered by the Financial Institutions like the Development Financial Institutions (DFIs) and the commercial banks. While some are directly administered by the department/agency involved. Funding from these sources may be relatively easier to secure as the government department/agency guarantees your loan, if you are approved.
There are often a variety of government grant programs for specific types of startup businesses. For more information, search online on government websites. Unless they're reputable, don't pay money to sites that tell you they'll give you a big list of where you can get grant money. The risk is that - While grants are rarely required to be paid back, accountability is higher, and you might have to work within a difficult deadline, to show your progress. If you do not achieve the progress you indicated in your proposal, there may be some sort of penalty.