Samak keeps insisting one person died in the 6 October 1976 massacre at Thammasat University. Here are some photos to refresh his memory. And here are still more. (WARNING: HORRIFIC SCENES OF BRUTALITY AND CARNAGE)
The interviewer refers to historians. Samak dismisses it as dirty history. But I remember hearing him on the radio in 1976 and feeling outraged that a Thammasat alumnus would urge radio listeners to burn down his alma mater.
Now in this Al Jazeera interview, he appears to be suggesting that the young Muslim men who died in the Tak Bai incident died because of their weakened state due to observance of Ramadan, the name of which he can't even recall. I think those young men would have lived if they hadn't been handcuffed behind their backs and stacked like cordwood in the back of military trucks.