Borat's that! Kazakh big sues in Ivy snub
Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 4:00 AM
A Long Island company is being sued because it did not make benefit glorious nation of Kazakhstan.
IvySuccess of Garden City allegedly collected $200,000 from a relative of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev for a course aimed at getting him into an Ivy League school - and then dumped him as a client.
Daniyar Nazarbayev, who was educated in Kazakhstan, said in his suit IvySuccess dismissed him after one session because, the firm said, he was not "Ivy League material."
Nazarbayev eventually was accepted into Columbia University, where he will start next fall - no thanks to the "admissions strategists" at IvySuccess, according to the suit, filed Monday in Manhattan Supreme Court.
"He's a very smart and likable kid who got into Columbia on his own," said Sam Israel, the student's lawyer.
Neither Israel nor court papers specified Nazarbayev's exact relation to the strongman leader of the country lampooned in "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan."
After only one meeting, IvySuccess owner Robert Shaw allegedly told an "incredulous" family representative that Nazarbayev had no shot at cracking the Ivies.
Shaw did not respond to phone calls.
June 18, 2011
KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — The daughter of Datuk Seri Najib Razak was today betrothed to her college sweetheart in a ceremony at the Prime Minister’s residence in Putrajaya.
Nooryana Najwa and fiancé Daniyar Nazarbayev exchanged their engagement vows in a grand ceremony attended by family, friends, diplomats and royalty.
The couple, both aged 22, had met while studying in the United States, where Nooryana attended Georgetown University in Washington, while Nazarbayev went to Columbia University in New York.
Gracing the ceremony today were Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah, Sultan of Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah and the Sultanah of Pahang Hajah Kalsom, Tengku Mahkota Pahang Tengku Abdullah and Raja Muda of Perak Raja Nazrin Shah.
Also present was Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed Zayed Al Nahyan, who arrived today for a state visit, and wife Sheikha Salam Hamdan Al Nahyan.