LATEST: Sacha Baron Cohen's alter-ego Borat SAGDIYEV's jokes about his 'homeland' have angered Kazakhstan's government so much, they are now advertising their country's achievements in The New York Times.

Entitled 'Kazakhstan In The 21st Century', the four-page feature disputes the British comic's claims pastimes in Kazakhstan include gypsy catching, goat punching and drinking horse urine.

The spread carries testimonials about the nation's democracy, education system and the power and influence enjoyed by women.

Cohen recently responded to Kazakhstan's threat to sue him by writing in character on his website.

Borat wrote: "I'd like to state I have no connection with Mr Cohen and fully support my government's position to sue this Jew.

"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 is also the writer of mock folk song THROW THE JEW DOWN THE WELL, and is working on feature length film BORAT: THE MOVIE.