Sacha Baron Cohen's TV alter ego Borat SAGDIYEV has jokingly responded to a legal threat from the Kazakhstan government accusing him of portraying the nation as a country of drunken Stalinists.

The court action comes in the wake of the British funnyman's notorious appearance as host of the MTV Europe Music Awards, which saw him arrive in an Air Kazakh aeroplane piloted by a one-eyed, vodka swigging local.

But the Jewish comic is amused by the authorities' outrage.

He quips as Borat, "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's spoof reporter has previously slammed the country for mock past-ti