On April 1989, the Japanese Prime Minister Noboru Takeshia resigned because a member of his Liberal Democratic Party was involved in a corruption case.
On May 2007, the Japanese Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery Toshikatsi Matsuoka committed suicide because he was ashamed when the public questioned his corruptible policy.
The above two gentlemen were very good examples of public officials who are very dedicated and passionate therefore accountable in doing their jobs, that they cannot stand feeling guilty because they have not done their job properly and honestly.
For detailed media reports, please click here, here and here.
I wonder whether or not public officials in Indonesia would ever go as far as what their above counter parts in Japan have done. Frankly speaking, I don't know the answer.