MTV EXIT concert held in Cambodia to fight human trafficking

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Korean girl band After School and American pop band The Click Five on Saturday performed to more than 40,000 fans at the MTV EXIT concert in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, to raise awareness about human trafficking.

The Click Five, which performed at the previous MTV EXIT Live in Phnom Penh concert in 2008, delivered the fans' favorite tunes.

They also made a special dedication to Cambodians the original song "Don't Let Me Go," which was produced in collaboration with MTV EXIT, to communicate key anti-trafficking messages.

MTV EXIT is produced by the MTV EXIT Foundation in partnership with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Australian Government's Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

"We are excited to be back in Cambodia after three years. This is another new beginning to something greater, as we bring together international and local artists in solidarity with more than 40,000 youths who attended this concert to make a statement that we all have to join together to end modern-day slavery," said Matt Love, MTV EXIT's campaign director.

MTV EXIT has held 28 concerts across Asia in the past three years, including events in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and Timor-Leste.

The MTV EXIT Live in Phnom Penh concert special will premiere on Channel 21 of Cambodia Television Network (CTN) in early 2012.

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