I woke up in the middle of the night one night and could not get back to sleep. Having nothing better do, I started stroking the Resident Bureaucrat's arm. Suddenly, his eyes flew open and he sprang up with a shock before growling at me to stop disturbing him and let him sleep.
The next day, when he was more awake, he said that I had given him the fright of his life by stroking him that way. It was like the way a pontianak stroked a person, he said.