Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry threatened legal action on Monday against a British comedian who wins laughs by portraying the central Asian state as a
country populated by drunks who enjoy cow-punching as a sport.
Sacha Baron Cohen, who portrays a spoof Kazakh television presenter Borat in his "Da Ali G Show", has won fame ridiculing Kazakhstan, the world's
ninth largest country yet still little known to many in the West, on British and U.S. channels.
Cohen appears to have drawn official Kazakh ire after he hosted the annual MTV Europe Music Awards show in Lisbon earlier this month as Borat, who
arrived in an Air Kazakh propeller plane controlled by a one-eyed pilot clutching a vodka bottle.
"We do not rule out that Mr. Cohen is serving someone's political order designed to present Kazakhstan and its people in a derogatory way," Kazakh
Foreign Ministry spokesman Yerzhan Ashykbayev told a news briefing.
Not everyone in the world can take a joke and it seems that Kazakhstan would be counted among that number.
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