In response to legal threats by Kazakh officials against comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for alleged insulting remarks about Kazakhstan, Kazakh television reporter Borat Sagdiyev stated last week that he fully supported the possibility of legal action against Cohen.
Of course, Cohen was playing his character Borat when he said this. "I like to state, I have no connection with Mr. Cohen and fully support my government's position to sue this Jew." He continued, still in character, "Since 2003 . . . Kazakhstan is as civilized as any other country in the world. . . . Women can now travel on inside of bus, homosexuals no longer have to wear blue hat and age of consent has been raised to eight years old."
Cohen/Borat posted the statements on his website, which carries the ".kz" suffix that is used for Kazakhstan.