Judge Norsharidah Awang sentenced 34-year-old mechanic Basheer Ahmad following his conviction last Wednesday.
The Malaysia Airlines plane disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014.
Grief-stricken family members plan to hold an event in Beijing to mark one year since the Boeing 777 went missing.
“I do reassure the families of our hope and expectation that the ongoing search will succeed,” Abbott told parliament.
The family of a passenger of the Malaysian Airlines aircraft that disappeared in March this year is still seeking answers.
Malaysia, a majority Muslim country, had initially sought to have the remains returned by July 28 for Hari Raya.
Malaysia also called for a comprehensive investigation by international independent bodies into the crash.
Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the two warring sides to hold peace talks as soon as possible.
An Australian family mourning their son and his wife learnt that their step-granddaughter and her husband were on MH17.
‘The Buk is a sophisticated, difficult to operate system used by both the Russian and Ukrainian government military.’
Ukraine PM orders investigation into Malaysian ‘airplane catastrophe’, says plane was en route from Amsterdam.
Relatives of the missing people cannot move on from the mysterious March 8 disappearance of MH 370.
Many of the families believe there has been a cover up by Malaysian authorities.
Najib asserted that none of this could have altered the fate of Malaysia Airlines plane.
Any aircraft can be located by the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) or Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B).