Cohen's Spoof Receives Kazakh Political Support
British funnyman SACHA BARON COHEN's controversial new movie lampooning Kazakhstan has received unexpected support from one of the central Asian country's top politicians. BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN sees Cohen play spoof Kazakh TV presenter BORAT SAGDIYEV, who portrays his homeland as a country of superstition, incest, political suppression and religious intolerance. But GALYMZHAN ZHAKIYANOV, a Kazakh opposition leader, isn't surprised Cohen finds it easy to laugh at the country. He says, "Instead of fighting Borat we should look at other circumstances that have harmed our country's image. "If human rights and freedoms were not being violated, if Kazakhstan did not become famous for its corruption scandals around the world, then Sacha Cohen would've chosen some other country for his jokes."