LATEST: The central Asian country lampooned by British comic Sacha Baron Cohen continues to fight his stereotyping with a four-page supplement in the New York Times. Yesterday's (27SEP06) publication is the latest in a long line of attempts by the government of Kazakhstan to stave off the expected backlash from Cohen's latest movie BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN. The film sees Cohen play spoof Kazakh TV presenter BORAT SAGDIYEV, who portrays his homeland as a country of superstition, incest, political suppression and religious intolerance. The government hopes the colour supplement helps US audiences appreciate Kazakhstan's stable economy and outward-looking views instead. Earlier this week (beg25SEP06) media reports also suggested the republic hopes to spoil Cohen's box office fortunes with a home grown rival about the struggle of native tribes to expel Mongol invaders, distributed internationally by Hollywood moguls HARVEY and BOB WEINSTEIN.