Salary payment for the month of February will still be paid according to SSM scheme and not SBPA. Finance Ministry in a statement said the SBPA salary for civil servants who signed and chose the SBPA option would not be implemented as announced on 9th January.
The salary payment based on SBPA will be only done after the review is completed, which is ongoing now. Prime Minister said he has given Ketua Pengarah Perkhidmatan Awam a period of 3 months to review and improve the SBPA scheme. That is around April when teachers can enjoy their salary increase.