This just in by e-mail from Dally Sandradiputra, one of the guides on the recent Sumatra expedition. We post it unedited:
I just received SMS from Sahar,
On October, 18 2009, there was saw Orang Pendek, In Tandai Forest his name is Pak Udin,
when he saw OP, OP was looking for food at tree that has broken down during about 3 minutes. after that OP was running way, the color of Orang Pendek ware black and silver, he was really strong, long hand, short foot.